. Owner of a private island who mostly lived in a Manhattan townhouse that, in the words of a journalist who visited him, looked from the outside like a museum or an embassy.
Last Wednesday, The New York Times reported that the financier/convicted sex offender/philanthropist -- and now accused sex trafficker -- is also a "transhumanist
," who had big plans for humankind.
This aspect also draws the imminent process of redefining Judeo-Christian tradition within the limits of the ideology of technological progress, of transhumanist
theories: a process that will lead to the domain of religion losing its metaphysical character and moving towards a technological 'regime of truth' (Foucault 1980, 109-34), where the power/ideology of religious discourse is no longer given by the transcendence of God, but by a technological 'post-transcendence' (Schacht 1997, 73-92).
It is a mistake to apply what the transhumanist
philosopher Max Moore calls the "proactionary principle" of taking a very permissive approach to experimentation with new technologies.
(13) See Andres Lomena, "Origins and Theory of the World Transhumanist
Association," interview with Nick Bostrom and David Pearce, https://ieet.org/index.php/IEET2/print/2201.
has insisted that people will be able to upload themselves onto the Cloud by 2042 - but also issued a stark warning.
movement, which believes that consciousness is but a series of algorithms that can be downloaded, is an anti-humanist movement precisely because it seeks to negate the fact that we are embodied creatures, part of the physical world, to which we have obligations and from which we draw our sustenance.
Zoltan Istvan, a noted transhumanist
who was among the first adopters of the technology, toldA The IndependentA that the number of uses of the chips continue to evolve, though there are still limitations.
(e.g., the transhumanist
movement) and brings with it a deep tendency
Arguing that the novels mobilize the alien Other in order to engage transhumanist
notions of technological enhancement, Schmeink exposes how the ontological status of both humans and aliens is, throughout the series, continuously questioned and re-defined.
"Zoltan Istvan's 'Teleological Egocentric Functionalism:' A Libertarian Philosophical Basis for 'Transhumanist
' Politics," Review of Contemporary Philosophy 15: 82-107.