transhumanism


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transhumanism

(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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Indeed, in my decades of work around issues such as euthanasia, utilitarian bioethics, animal rights, transhumanism, and other associated agendas, I have found that the more one rejects human exceptionalism, the more likely one is to declare that immoral and (still) illegal wrongs--like infanticide--are virtuous.
Transhumanism has been called a religion since its inception, and for valid reasons.
1) [T]here is much to be dissatisfied with about the world (including being trapped in a pathetic, weak and mortal human body); 2) this world is replete of suffering, ignorance, and death that should be eliminated; 3) salvation from such evil is possible; 4) the order of being must be changed and perfected through developmental/evolutionary human processes; 5) humans are capable of effecting such change, first through transhumanism, but definitely through posthumanism; and 6) humans are now discovering the gnosis needed to bring about such change.
Moreover, ethics may not be eluded even under circumstances in which we imagine humanity enter a new development stage, the supposed transhumanism, in which technology turns into a form of transcendence and human condition is removed from present patterns (Sandu 2015, 3-26; Chifflet 2016, 61-68).
PJ: Posthumanism and transhumanism are often used as synonyms.
Transhumanism is a "radically" technology-inspired worldview, insofar as it regards technology as being at the very "roots" of basically every potential progression and solution to the problems of the present and future in each and every field of civilization.
While Transhumanism, with a capital t, is the activist movement that advocates the use of technology to expand human capacities, lower-case transhumanism refers to the belief or theory that the human race will evolve beyond its current physical and mental limitations, especially by means of deliberate technological interventions.
The game's themes mirror those of the broader series': transhumanism, advanced biomechanical technology, a not-too-far-off future that borders on dystopia and an "Assassin's Creed"-style shadow battle between hidden factions positioning themselves to control the world.
In the wake of bioethical issues related to sexuality and reproduction, transhumanism looks particularly powerful: a recent paper on legal issues in robotics, supported by the European Commission, states: "Machines cannot and should not, at least for the moment, have the legal status of humans.
Wallach characterizes the critique of transhumanism as "buy[ing] into a representation of what it means to be human that is incomplete and mechanizes, biologizes, and pathologizes human nature.
Today, there is a grand push towards transhumanism, pluralism, and a one-world government.
They augment themselves with mechanical wings for personal transportation, which calls to mind later ideas of cyborgs and transhumanism.