2045 Initiative. Humanity+ | Elevating the Human Condition. Nick Bostrom's Home Page. Kurzweil Accelerating Intelligence. Transhumanism/Posthumanism - The Human Future • TheNanoAge.com. Transhumanism is defined as "the intellectual and cultural movement that affirms the possibility and desirability of fundamentally improving the human condition through applied reason, especially by using technology to eliminate aging and greatly enhance human intellectual, physical, and psychological capacities" - Nick Bostrum, 1999. A posthuman would no longer be a human being, having been so significantly altered as to no longer represent the human species. Underlying this worldview is a core belief that the human species in its current form does not represent the end of our development, but rather its beginning - Nick Bostrum, 1999.
Transhumans, short for "transitional humans," are "the earliest manifestation of new evolutionary beings, on their way to becoming posthumans" - FM-2030. Transhumanism is sometimes seen as a form of transformational activism influenced by posthumanist ideals. Posthumanism seeks to rewrite the very definition of being human. H+ Magazine | Covering technological, scientific, and cultural trends that are changing--and will change--human beings in fundamental ways.
Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies. Staff : Ronald Bailey. Are You Living in a Computer Simulation? Greg Egan’s Home Page. Future of Humanity Institute - Future of Humanity Institute. Mission Statement of BLTC Research. Endnotes for Citizen Cyborg. The most important recent statement on the accelerating and converging technological trends and their impacts on radical human enhancement is the National Science Foundation's NBIC collection: Roco, Mihail C. and William Sims Bainbridge eds. 2002. Converging Technologies for Improving Human Performance, National Science Foundation. Ray Kurzweil is the leading proponent of the idea that accelerating technologies will lead to discontinuous social change and intimate nano-neural communication with computers within decades.
Drexler, Eric. 1986. The Engines of Creation: The Coming Era of Nanotechnology. The two leading think tanks addressing the transhuman implications of nanotechnology and nanomedicine are: Foresight Institute (Palo Alto, California, USA) The base for Eric Drexler and a network of people working to bring about Drexler's vision of molecular manufacturing and nanobots. Andrew Macmillan, Chad D. William Nordhaus. 2002. Zyvex. 2002. M.C. The Hedonistic Imperative. The Hedonistic Imperative outlines how genetic engineering and nanotechnology will abolish suffering in all sentient life. The abolitionist project is hugely ambitious but technically feasible. It is also instrumentally rational and morally urgent. The metabolic pathways of pain and malaise evolved because they served the fitness of our genes in the ancestral environment.
They will be replaced by a different sort of neural architecture - a motivational system based on heritable gradients of bliss. States of sublime well-being are destined to become the genetically pre-programmed norm of mental health. Two hundred years ago, powerful synthetic pain-killers and surgical anesthetics were unknown. Automates Intelligents : Robotique, intelligence artificielle, vie artificielle, nouvelles sciences, Europe.
Transhumanismo Srasuat _v2.1. El Transhumanismo es tanto un concepto filosófico como un movimiento intelectual internacional que apoya el empleo de las nuevas tecnologías para mejorar las capacidades mentales y físicas con el objeto de corregir lo que considera aspectos indeseables e innecesarios de la condición humana, como el sufrimiento, la enfermedad, el envejecimiento o incluso en última instancia la mortalidad. Los pensadores transhumanistas estudian las posibilidades y consecuencias de desarrollar y usar la tecnología con estos propósitos, preocupándose por estudiar tanto los peligros como los beneficios de estas manipulaciones.
En interpretación de los Transhumanistas, la biotecnología nos hará más fuertes, inteligentes y longevos, y menos inclinados a la violencia. Es necesaria una aproximación interdisciplinaria para comprender y evaluar las probabilidades de superar las limitaciones biológicas aplicando las capacidades de las presentes y futuras tecnologías. ¿Es peligroso el transhumanismo? Notas: Journal of Evolution and Technology. The Posthuman Condition. This site accompanies the new edition of Robert Pepperell's book, The Posthuman Condition: Consciousness beyond the brain, first published in 1995 and now completely revised. Included here are a number of posthuman references, resources and additional materials to supplement the book. Introduction to the Posthuman Condition The Posthuman Manifesto Posthuman references Posthuman links Bibliography Purchase Contact Robert Pepperell Rob Pepperell post-human posthuman post-humanism posthumanism the post-human condition the posthuman condition intellect books posthuman philosophy post-human philosophy postdigital post-digital post-biological postbiological postbiology transhuman trans-human technology philosophy consciousness machines computer AI robots A-life extropy N Katherine Hayles how we became posthuman Francis Fukuyama the post-human future biotechnology All material © Robert Pepperell, 2002.
The singularity is near: when humans ... - Google Llibres. MOVIE | The Singularity is Near Homepage. Posthumanism - Google Llibres. Posthumanism. THE ETHICS OF THE CYBORG. Steve Mizrach The computer, moreso than any other device in history, is now making possible the augmentation of the human being. For the first time, through electronic technology, human biology is no longer destiny. Through bionic prostheses, bio-implants, and bio-chips, electronic technology can be integrated into the human organism. Projects like the Human Genome Initiative are made possible by the use of massive supercomputers, allowing the operators of DNA sequencers to practice a new form of positive eugenics previously unrealizable by any propagandists for the master race[1.]
New forms of human-computer interfaces (teleoperation, "electronic telepathy," etc.) are making possible human-machine interaction that rivals the most imaginative descriptions from science fiction. The computer now offers the human race the opportunity to transcend limitations of intellect, strength, and longevity previously "programmed" into its DNA by eons of evolution.
History of the Cyborg Constellation. “The Future Is Ours” Video Inspires Hope In Technology And Human Progress. "The Future Is Ours" video profiles those who are shaping the future with their vision and optimism. In a recent TED talk titled “Abundance Is Our Future,” Peter Diamandis points out that though the amygdala in our brains may continually draw our attention toward negative news stories — and therefore help perpetuate a pessimistic view that the world is getting worse — the technological progress over that last century should fill us with an incredible optimism about the future.
In homage to Peter’s message as well as the work of many entrepreneurs, innovators, and scientists, a new video called “The Future Is Ours” inspires this hope in technology with a mashup of presentations, speeches, and YouTube videos. Michael Marantz, who created the video, wrote in the comments, “The future excites me so much, that is why I made this video. We need to be inspired by the immense possibilities of the future and work extremely hard to achieve them. [Media: YouTube] [Source: MichaelMarantz] The Cyborg Pocket.
Borna Pleše The term cyborg has become so ingrained in popular culture that the invocation of it instantly reminds many people of bad science fiction, the kind produced long enough ago that it represented the future in a year that we've already left behind us. More often than not, the term has become a throw-away line for unimaginative script writers, and many of us now associate it with cheesy sci-fi rather than real technological development. The reality, however, is that cyborgs are already all around us, and have been for years, but unlike the gaudy killer robots in the movies, our cyborg neighbors of today are much less threatening and much more mundane. The age when cyborgs were seen as the pinnacle of our development seems to have come and gone. All over the world, you will find cultures that proscribe what can be done with the human body.
Think of how often a new generation of mobile phones comes out. INTRODUCTION TO TRANSHUMANISM 02. The Transhuman Cosmic Conscious Evolution Website | Transhumanism, Posthumanism, Futurism, Prometheism, Cosmotheism, Eugenics. Transhumanism | books tagged transhumanism | LibraryThing.