Transhumanism is a worldview that is particularly suited to the 2020s, yet it remains poorly understood. It’s time to make amends.
Transhumanism recognises that a major transition is imminent in the human species. This is no mere change in our economic or political circumstances, but a transformation in core aspects of the human condition:
- A transformation that can uplift and enhance our most important human characteristics
- A transformation that can enable the overcoming (transcendence) of ages-old limitations in our condition
- A transformation that is enabled by the technologies of what are sometimes called the fourth and fifth industrial revolutions
- A transformation that is already underway, and which is poised to accelerate
- A transformation that is likely to involve an extended period of chaos and turbulence, ahead of the attainment of a new level of stability and growth.
Resources providing an overall introduction to transhumanism:
For a thorough account of the history (and prehistory) of transhumanism, see A History of Transhumanism by Elise Bohan, PhD thesis, Macquarie University, 2018.
For general information about all aspects of transhumanism, see the online wiki H+Pedia.
The context for transhumanism:
For resources arguing the case that we are living in “the most important century” see these online resources by Holden Karnofsky.
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