Definitions

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  • adj. Succeeding human beings as presently defined; more than, or beyond, what is human.
  • n. A supposed being of this kind.

Etymologies

post- +‎ human (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The term posthuman has a lot of subjective baggage attached to it that goes along with flawed concepts of evolution being a measured travel along two objective points to an end destination.

    Original Signal - Transmitting Digg

  • The posthuman is the point at which the most pressing concerns in gender studies, post-structuralism, cultural materialism & postmodernism converge.

    Ballardian » The Emergence of the Posthuman Subject

  • The discovery is made is that she is one of the earliest immortals, instrumental in posthuman travel to other planets, and knows what death is actually like, and has to work out how to relate to the new people.

    Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror: Supermen : Tales of the Posthuman Future - Gardner Dozois

  • The first game explores a push toward an era of the 'posthuman' - complete integration of machine and man - and the emergence of nano-augmentation.

    Atomic

  • A technologically mature "posthuman" civilization would have enormous computing power.

    Clay Farris Naff: Sims, Suffering and God: Matrix Theology and the Problem of Evil

  • "Abstract" by Michael Bagnulo: "This paper argues that at least one of the following propositions is true: (1) the human species is very likely to go extinct before reaching a 'posthuman' stage; (2) any posthuman civilization is extremely unlikely to run a significant number of simulations of their evolutionary history (or variations thereof); (3) we are almost certainly living in a computer simulation."

    Free Fiction from Forbes

  • “This kind of posthuman might have other ways of having fun, like stimulating their pleasure centers directly,” Dr. Bostrom says.

    He Will Never Bring it About That I Am Nothing So Long as I Think That I Am Something

  • It mentions how writers like Charles Stross and Cory Doctorow have embraced the singularity - SF author Vernor Vinge's concept of rapid advances in technology whose technological peak will usher in the "posthuman" era.

    July 2004

  • Nothing especially "posthuman," but she'll have to do.

    Archive 2006-06-01

  • Transhumanist thinkers postulate that human beings will eventually be transformed into beings with such greatly expanded abilities as to merit the label "posthuman".

    Notes from the conference.

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  • An imagined species that will evolve from human beings by manipulating their genetic makeup and augmenting their bodies with robotics and other technology; the future era of this species. (From WordSpy)

    Not to be confused with post-human, of course, which is when a human being is sent through the mail.

    December 11, 2008