Transhumanism

1 04 2009

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– ‘Robot in the Garden.’ Spring of 2007

The Age of Transitions‘ is an interesting documentary I’ve just watched dealing with the pros and cons of 21st century humans becoming more and more like the technology that they’ve adapted to live with.

“Converging technology, transhumanism, and our future in the making. The cutting edge group known as transhumanists see a beautiful future brought about by artificial intelligence, life extension, and cybernetics. What one must realize before getting carried away with such utopian dreams is that transhumanism was born out of the elitist pseudo-science eugenics.”

Also I’m going to try to check out a copy of the book ‘Age of Spiritual Machines‘ by futurist Ray Kurzweil. His book also deals with transhumanism and the impact of artificial intelligence on human consciousness, as well as touching on the studies of technological singularity. Although all of these advances and theories are in a positive light, I highly doubt that a large portion of the world will be ready for these kinds of changes, which could mark a defining line and evolutionary gap between the transhumanists and nontranshumanists.

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