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 (trăns-hyo͞o′mə-nĭz′əm, trănz-)
1. A belief that humans should strive to transcend the physical limitations of the mind and body by technological means.
2. A movement of people who espouse such a belief.
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In terms of the disruptive way or shape or form, I see VR being the many technologies on the spectrum of altering the human experience, to some degree transhumanism," says Faggella.
In her book The Butterfly Code, Wyshynski uses fiction to explore the emerging transhumanism movement, one that seeks to make humans into superhumans through technological and medical advances.
Sorgner refers to these bodily improvements as carbon-based transhumanism, since carbon is the essential element in our biochemistry.
Transcendence: The Disinformation Encyclopedia of Transhumanism and the Singularity considers the ideas behind an international movement that advocates using science and technology to overcome the 'natural' limitations experienced by humanity, from the Singularity (creating advanced machine intelligence systems) to replacing individual minds with virtual or collective processes.
41) In 1998, the World Transhumanist Association (WTA) was founded by two British philosophers, Nick Bostrom and David Pearce, to coordinate transhumanist groups, spread their ideas, and make transhumanism an academic discipline.
They are examples of an old idea that has been gaining in significance in the last several decades: transhumanism.
If that's any indication, it may well be that with the rise of transhumanism privacy concerns will evaporate.
Focus can be paid to both matters of physical or neurological disfigurement, as well as physical enhancement or transhumanism.
The Institute is essentially using body art as a vehicle to introduce exotic terms like sacred geometry and transhumanism into the lexicon of popular culture.
They comment on recombinant innovation, human-created hybrid zones for the results of experimentation, transhumanism, the results of transhumanism and religion, the promise and perils of human enhancement, transhumanism and the human person, and transhumanism as a futuristic vision.
Antihumanism, transhumanism, and the limits of anthrocentric administration.
Robots will not only become a part of our lives, they will become a key component of transhumanism, which predicts people will be able to transform themselves into beings with greatly expanded abilities.