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The following outline provides an overview of and a topical guide to transhumanism , an international intellectual and cultural movement that affirms the possibility and desirability of fundamentally transforming the human condition by developing and making widely available technologies to eliminate aging and to greatly enhance human intellectual, physical and psychological capacities. Survival, or self-preservation, is behavior that ensures the survival of an organism. Humans differ from other animals in that they use technology extensively to improve chances of survival and increase life expectancy. The term transhumanism is largely credited as being coined in by Julian Huxley , a zoologist and prominent humanist. Contemporary advances and innovation in various fields of technology, prior to or early in their diffusion.
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Such propensities cloak ideologies of technocratic consumerism that refuse to engage with the global implications of new technologies. Most users should sign in with their email address. If you originally registered with a username please use that to sign in. To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above. Don't already have an Oxford Academic account? Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford.
In the book Human purpose and Transhuman potential, Dr. Chu has discussed in deeply philosophical terms humanity's place in the universe in the imminent.
Companies today are strategizing about future investments and technologies such as artificial intelligence, the internet of things, or growth around new business models. To understand this topic , our Visionary Innovation Group looked at three fundamental pillars of humanity and how they will evolve over the coming years: our bodies, our thought, and our behavior.
Raquel Cascales Universidad de Navarra Spain. The journal content is indexed in CrossCheck , the CrossRef initiative to prevent scholarly and professional plagiarism. Since the late 20th century, the posthumanist project of human improvement has been proposing the overcoming of the actual human capacities. Although this possibility may not yet be in practice, these hypotheses have emerged in the genre of science fiction resulting in the collective image of what is considered to be possible, even desirable.
Just how valuable is our body? It's time to ask this, because transhumanists are proposing a more highly evolved bodiless existence. Mercer and Maher ask us: do we really want to go there? But were we not created with the ability and desire to engage in technology? Was it a sin to develop fire, or medicine?
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