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What is transhumanism, or, what does it mean to be human? | ExtremeTech

What is transhumanism, or, what does it mean to be human? | ExtremeTech | Transhumanism | Scoop.it
What does it mean to be human? Biology has a simple answer: If your DNA is consistent with Homo sapiens, you are human -- but we all know that humanity is a lot more complex and nuanced than that, especially when you mix in the concept of transhumanism.
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Good article that raises some important ethical and moral questions about some of the possibilities transhumanism aims to achieve.

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Maverick* Research: The Future of Humans: Get Ready for Your Digitally, Chemically and Mechanically Enhanced Workforce

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Wonderfully comprehensive research about the possible ways in which humans will be "improving" themselves via technology in the not-so distant future.

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A Chip In The Head: Brain Implants Will Be Connecting People To The Internet By The Year 2020

A Chip In The Head: Brain Implants Will Be Connecting People To The Internet By The Year 2020 | Transhumanism | Scoop.it
Michael Snyder | Would you like to surf the Internet, make a phone call or send a text message using only your brain?
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Michael Snyder has collected lots of sources regarding trans-humanism, nanotechnology, and expectations for the future.

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Introduction to #Transhumanism

gives us some definitions of Trans-humanism and Post-humanismIntroduction to Transhumanism Nick Bostrom Philosophy Faculty Oxford University 


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Nick Bostrom gives us some definitions regarding trans-humanism and post-humanism.

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Claude Emond's curator insight, January 11, 2014 9:22 PM

Ok, ok...! Just one more on this trans/posthuman subject. Just want to share the definitions of Mr. Bostrom:

 

Transhuman (“transitional human”): someone with moderately enhanced capacities.
(Older definition: someone taking the first steps towards becoming posthuman)


Posthuman: someone whose basic capacities so radically exceed those of present humans as to be no longer unambiguously human by our current standards.


Transhumanist: someone who accepts transhumanism.

 

I guess I am a transhumanist...looking forward to being a posthumanist :)

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Maverick* Research: Living and Leading in the Brain-Aware Enterprise

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The section titled "A Typical Day in the Brain-Aware Enterprise" describes a world that is approaching the Trans-human movement.

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The Incredible Future of Brain Implants

The Incredible Future of Brain Implants | Transhumanism | Scoop.it
Neuroprostheses are already bridging the divide between man and machine to treat diseases and allow paralyzed people to move prosthetic limbs. And the next generation of brain-machine interfaces will be even more incredible.
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Some medical applications of blending computers with our brains.

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Google's Ray Kurzweil on the quest to live forever - Macleans.ca

Google's Ray Kurzweil on the quest to live forever - Macleans.ca | Transhumanism | Scoop.it
Google's Ray Kurzweil on the quest to live forever
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Ray Kurzweil—futurist, inventor, entrepreneur, bestselling author, and now, director of engineering at Google— wants to live forever. He's working to make it happen.
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Ray Kurzweil, a well known advocate for trans-humanism, shares some of his predictions about the future of humanity.

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