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Saturday, 29 June 2013

Transhumanism - what it is.



I've seen the word, Transhumanism from the various science communities. I wondered what it meant and tried to read written articles by some of the members. Unfortunately the writing was very long winded and hard to follow. I hoped to read a piece in one of the communities, that I would not find so deep with lots of big and very technical words, saying what is was like and what it was not like. I had to have a dictionary to understand some of the writings. I finally found some things on the web.

Transhumanism seems to be about using science and technology for humans to take control of their own evolutionary destiny and rejecting spiritualism for a more logical approach to life. They advocate the exploration of all sorts of technology - cryogenics, stem cell research, nanotechnology anything that might improve us and trying to eliminate all forms of disease, pestilence and war. There that is basic Transhumanism, which champions of the subject could say in easy to understand terms, rather than throwing a thesaurus of the least used words in the English language at us.


http://jp.senescence.info/thoughts/transhumanism.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/news/2010/02/100218_preserving_the_dead.shtml


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