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Transhumanism (sometimes symbolized by >H or H+), a term often used as a synonym for "human enhancement", is a popular form of intellectual masturbation.


Examples of high transhumanist thought

Wouldn't it be great if:

Examples of intelligent transhumanist debate


Actually, come to think of it, the parallels between Transhumanism ca. 1990-2008 and Marxism 1880-1930 are pretty striking. Confident talk about "undeniable" facts; the obsession with inventing historical laws and postulating a firm path for future history; the casual dismissal of previous systems of thought as obsolete; the development of an increasingly arcane vocabulary with an increasingly tenuous connection to lived experience; fantasies of warping time and space on a fundamental level (see Aleksey Gastev for an example of how this played out in Marxist thinking); ideological strategies designed to mark off certain populations as obsolete or reactionary; the ideological reification of "science." Let's hope the Transhumanists never have their 1917.
Nasreddin, Metafilter


Within thirty years, we will have the technological means to create superhuman intelligence. Shortly after, the human era will be ended.
Vernor Vinge, 1993

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