Discover the uncomfortable truth of what transhumanism means for humanity: from morphological freedom to death as a lifestyle choice.
Join transhumanist & author Prof. Steve Fuller for FUTURES Podcast LIVE, hosted by Luke Robert Mason.
Transhumanism argues that we should preserve and extend the unique properties that make us human by radically altering ourselves and the environment around us. Recently transhumanist thinking has seen a resurgence thanks to new technological developments that point towards the possibility that many of its promises will be realised. This raises a number of challenging issues that aspiring transhumanists must soon face: from how they will choose to manipulate or upgrade their body; to how they will approach the taboo of death – especially if, in principle, you could live forever.
What motivates a desire to transcend our perceived human limitations? What new bioethical approaches must we take? What can we learn from Nietzsche’s concept of the Übermensch – the ideal superior man of the future – that has real-world application today?
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