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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Apex (Angry Robot) caps Ramez Naam's rumbustious, idea-packed transhumanist trilogy.
At least a few of these modifications may be considered objectionable by some who are not transhumanists, but such objections are mild when compared to the heated condemnations that often accompany the transhumanist goal of mind uploading, or whole brain emulation.
40) Since the 1980s, the Extropy Institute has been a venue for transhumanist ideas.
Transhumanism" can refer to the Transhumanist (with a capital T) movement, which actively pursues a technologically enhanced future, or an amorphous body of ideas and technologies that are closing the biotechno gap, such as a robotic exoskeleton that enhances the natural strength of the wearer.
It is a transhumanist school of thought movement focused on promoting joy, diversity and the prospect of technological immortality via mind uploading and geoethical nanotechnology.
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
Nick Bostrom, "Human Genetic Enhancements: A Transhumanist Perspective," The Journal of Value Inquiry 37 (2003), 493-506 at 494.
The transhumanist ideal attempts to further separate humanity from the rest of creation.
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.
Transhumanist dreams and dystopian nightmares; the promise and peril of genetic engineering.
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.