Known as "transhumanism
", not only will this help humans to live healthier and happier lives now and in the near future, but it could also be essential for the very survival of our species in the long run.
One can only imagine the conversations at such soirees: So, Penelope, what do you think of transhumanism
? Oh, you do?
These aspects make a link, not only at a theoretical level but also at a practical one, between transhumanism
and the new theories of personal development (Jaokar 2012) that use technology as a tool--iPods, smartphones, (AR) glasses or different applications--to reduce anxiety, stress, depression, to implement a positive thinking or to stimulate creative and successful thinking etc.
and Transcendence: Christian Hope in an Age of Technological Enhancement.
He has published work on post- and transhumanism
, ontology, technology and ethics, artificial intelligence, and technological unemployment.
Given his history with animatronics and computer-generated effects -- as well as his interest in the subject of transhumanism
in AI and Ready Player One -- it's almost shocking that Steven Spielberg hasn't attempted something like 2nd Born .
Enhanced with numerous mini-case studies to aid understanding, together with key references and further reading, "Introduction to Bioethics" covers such topics as: genetic modification; GM crops, human genetics and genomics; cloning and stem cells; assisted reproduction; end of life issues; human enhancement; transhumanism
We see similar agendas at work today; in the sex selection and pre-implantation genetic diagnosis practiced in the assisted reproductive industry; transhumanism
's push for developing "post human" genetic enhancement technologies, eugenic abortion of fetuses testing positive for Down syndrome and dwarfism, the push for infanticide of babies born with disabilities, among other supposedly progressive causes.
We have previously suggested that posthumanism has been used in three principle ways: in the sense of a world after humanity, as forms of body modification and transhumanism
, and, our own usage, a world comprised of the more than human.
"A transhumanist sees the current state of the human in an evolutionary transition, on a transitory journey from ape to human to posthuman, and thus its philosophy is called transhumanism
." (18) The final objective of transhumanism
is to attain the post-humanist stage with the use of technology.
(3) However, future technology's more compelling workplace ramification is human enhancement (4) or transhumanism
. (5) Specifically, the clash between transhumanism
's inevitable vanquishment of human weakness and the current outdated nontechnology-based disability law employment protections.
"The Responsibility of Immortality: Welcome to the New Transhumanism
." Wired, June 4, 2018.