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  • n. Plural form of posthuman.

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Examples

  • Most intriguing, in my view, is the possibility of person-engineering to produce future individuals - call them "posthumans" - that are better able to detect and analyze the many

    Ethical Technology

  • "Dr. Bostrom assumes that technological advances could produce a computer with more processing power than all the brains in the world, and that advanced humans, or" posthumans, "could run" ancestor simulations "of their evolutionary history by creating virtual worlds inhabited by virtual people with fully developed virtual nervous systems."

    Lee Schneider: Living in Sim

  • As Dr. Bostrom, director of the Future Of Humanity Institute at Oxford (how do you get that gig?) put it: technological advances could produce a computer with more processing power than all the brains in the world, and that advanced humans, or "posthumans," could run "ancestor simulations" of their evolutionary history by creating virtual worlds inhabited by virtual people with fully developed virtual nervous systems.

    August 2007

  • The "posthumans" described were mimes done out in metallic body-paint.

    Posthuman Blues

  • Spirituality, much like religious belief, seems to be very much a part of human nature, and to the extent that "posthumans" still retain this part of human nature, then I expect spirituality to continue to be a part of it.

    The Speculist: Survey Results 10-13

  • If so, "posthumans" may be richly more endowed than their predecessors.

    Archive 2006-05-01

  • The Eternal Quest hinted at this strand of thought in references to "posthumans", but didn't go much beyond that as it was concerned solely with individuals.

    SYNTAGMA

  • How can know whether we're simulations in some superduper computer built by posthumans?

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

  • The SA essentially states that, given the potential for posthumans to create a vast number of ancestor simulations, we should probabilistically conclude that we are in a simulation rather than the deepest reality.

    2008 May - Telic Thoughts

  • If we accept that the Head-Beings are either aliens or super-advanced posthumans from some earlier human culture, I'd say it was more likely it was them who terraformed the planets.

    The Twelve Colonies of Humanity

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