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  • n. a philosophy favouring the use of science and technology, especially neurotechnology, biotechnology, and nanotechnology, to overcome human limitations and improve the human condition

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Examples

  • What would be truly compelling: a world where "transhumanism" is an accepted practice, individuals do not mistake "existence" with "significance", and the most profound philosophical question is "What purpose do I serve by continuing to live?"

    REVIEW: Blade Runner (The Director's Cut)

  • The word transhumanism consciously evokes the tradition of humanism, i.e. the secular view of man as the "center" of the moral universe.

    Rethinking Alliances

  • Everything that today goes by the name transhumanism is a mistake and a misunderstanding.

    Transhumanism

  • It's called transhumanism, or altering the human body through biotechnology.

    WHSV - HomePage - Headlines

  • To the undiluted, unadulterated, uncompromising original core of transhumanism, that is.

    Sentient Developments

  • A philosophy known as transhumanism sees humans taking charge of their evolution and transcending their biological limitations via technology.

    National Geographic News

  • Dimitris Yeros Mr. Arakawa and Ms. Gins's work is based loosely on a movement known as "transhumanism," and is premised on the idea that people degenerate and die in part because they live in spaces that are too comfortable.

    Quest For Immortality Hits a Financial Snag

  • The pair's work, based loosely on a movement known as "transhumanism," is premised on the idea that people degenerate and die in part because they live in spaces that are too comfortable.

    Couple's Dreams of Immortality at Death's Door, Thanks to Madoff

  • Recent movements such as transhumanism and abolitionism project a future in which suffering will be transcended with drugs and technology.

    A Conversation with Thomas Ligotti

  • In my own writing I try to emphasize the intersection between "transhumanism" and disability rights through asserting that people ought to have the right to configure their own bodies and maintain certain configurations that suit them without being coerced or discriminated against.

    What would that look like?

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  • 21st century eugenics

    March 25, 2009

  • A term often used as a synonym for "human enhancement", is an international, intellectual and cultural movement supporting the use of science and technology to enhance human mental and physical abilities and aptitudes, and overcome what it regards as undesirable and unnecessary aspects of the human condition, such as disability, suffering, disease, aging and involuntary death. Transhumanist thinkers study the possibilities and consequences of developing and using human enhancement techniques and other emerging technologies for these purposes. (Wikipedia)

    May 20, 2008