transhumanism

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trans·hu·man·ism

 (trăns-hyo͞o′mə-nĭz′əm, trănz-)
n.
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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Bestselling visionary author of The Transhumanist Wager, Zoltan Istvan, chats about the adventures he had working for National Geographic, and the philosophy behind his unique novel.
in dialogue with the transhumanist movement (also known as H+) that
However, I set that sort of transhumanist and fairly radical objection aside.
Blackman L, Featherstone M, 2010, "Re-visioning body and society" Body and Society 16 1-5 Bostrom N, 2005, "A history of transhumanist thought" Journal of Evolution and Technology 14 1-25
Nick Bostrom, "Human Genetic Enhancements: A Transhumanist Perspective," The Journal of Value Inquiry 37 (2003), 493-506 at 494.
For Domin, the act of aristocratic self-perfection occurs, not as an affirmative act of overcoming and creative transvaluation, but rather as a reactive negation of imperfections and limitations in the human condition--all of which resonates in contemporary posthuman sentiments of the singularitarian, transhumanist, extropian varieties, exemplified by figures such as Ray Kurzweil and Hans Moravec.
In an interview with Venezuelan futurist and transhumanist scholar Jose Luis Cordeiro several years before his 2008 death, Clarke defended his Third Commandment and reaffirmed his belief in the increasingly accelerated pace of technology.
Selected articles from latest issue: "Science Fiction Feminisms, Feminist Science Fictions & Feminist Sustainability," by Joan Haran & Katie King; "Toward a Zombie Epistemology: What it Means to Live and Die in Cabin in the Woods" by Deanna Day; "From Lab to Living Room: Transhumanist Imaginaries of Consumer Brain Wave Monitors," by Paula Gardner & Britt Wray; "The Cyborg in the Basement Manifesto, or, A Frankenstein of One's Own: How I Stopped Hunting for Cyborgs and Created the Slightly Irregular Definition of Cyborgean Forms of Storytelling," by Jilly Dreadful.
The transhumanist reader; classical and contemporary essays on the science, technology, and philosophy of the human future.
James's previous leadership roles included serving as the COO for the Maximum Life Foundation and as the Executive Director of the World Transhumanist Association.
Herrick argues that the transhumanist revolution is already upon us and will usher in a new form of totalitarian rule.
ages in evolution, of meditation: 1--Shamanic, 2--Religious, 3--Leaderful (guru-led), and 4--the Transhumanist stage.