Deus Ex:Human Revolution and Transhumanism

Excerpts from “Deus Ex: The Eyeborg Documentary”. Some bits of insight on transhumanism. Great documentary. Check out www.doucumentaryvideos.org. for more great documentaries.

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  1. Transhumanism. H+
    Max More – People’s freedom to innovate technologically is highly valuable, even critical, to humanity. This implies a range of responsibilities for those considering whether and how to develop, deploy, or restrict new technologies. Assess risks and opportunities using an objective, open, and comprehensive, yet simple decision process based on science rather than collective emotional reactions. Account for the costs of restrictions and lost opportunities as fully as direct effects. Favor measures that are proportionate to the probability and magnitude of impacts, and that have the highest payoff relative to their costs. Give a high priority to people’s freedom to learn, innovate, and advance. — Max More, "The Proactionary Principle."
    Transhumanism is a class of philosophies that seek to guide us towards a posthuman condition. Transhumanism shares many elements of humanism, including a respect for reason and science, a commitment to progress, and a valuing of human (or transhuman) existence in this life rather than in some supernatural “afterlife”. Transhumanism differs from humanism in recognizing and anticipating the radical alterations in the nature and possibilities of our lives resulting from various sciences and technologies such as neuroscience and neuropharmacology, life extension, nanotechnology, artificial ultraintelligence, and space habitation, combined with a rational philosophy and value system. — “Transhumanism: Toward a Futurist Philosophy”.
    We have achieved two of the three alchemists’ dreams: We have transmuted the elements and learned to fly. Immortality is next. No more gods, no more faith, no more timid holding back. Let us blast out of our old forms, our ignorance, our weakness, and our mortality. The future belongs to posthumanity. — Max More, "On becoming posthuman."
    "I believe in transhumanism: once there are enough people who can truly say that, the human species will be on the threshold of a new kind of existence, as different from ours as ours is from that of Peking man. It will at last be consciously fulfilling its real destiny."
    ("Transhumanism." Julian Huxley.
    In New Bottles for New Wine, pp 13-17.
    London: Chatto & Windus, 1957).

  2. It's 2016 and scientists have already came out and said that they are able to interface robotics to our nervous system. New limbs will be able to sense touch, hot and cold. We've come a long way from hooks and cables and wooden peg legs.

  3. Transhumanism is something we should all hope to achieve. Biology is flawed, good technology is not. Only a select few humans have good biology, everyone can have good technology.

  4. if i'll have to give up one of my hands it would be my left hand (don't ask why) like.. i want the latest and most high tech bionic left hand with little steel claws coming out where the nail should be for self defence 😀
    [i know, i know, bionic limbs cost millions of millions of dollars…] (but i said.. if i would have to give up :I )

  5. all these people that have lost their limbs to horrific accidents,they all want replacements for the exact body parts they have lost but why not replace for instants lost arms for wings or legs for fish tails to swim faster

  6. How do lizards grow back their tails after losing them? The new limb they get is a great replacement. So, I hope the scientists explore growing new parts of your body. They could modify your DNA to make your body grow any shape and colour. They could even send nanobotes and investigate what your synapses have. Part by part a brain could be regrown. So, you need extra-resistant arms for firemen? Modify the DNA to cover your sking with an extra-thick layer of keratin. You want to install a camera in your eye? Research how to create electric transistors using biological materials.

  7. I personally think that the advances in DNA regrowth technology would mean that in the future a new limb would just be regrown from a person's own possibly altered DNA, in the case of genetic damage or illness. We can grow skin and cosmetic features like ears or noses at the moment in the future why not a new leg, arm or internal organs? So although augmentation might be usefull in certain scenarios a new original human part would suit most people I expect, especially a brand new undamaged one, no previous breaks, wear etc.

  8. If I could change my body, it'd be to get rid of my hypothyroidism. It's just so annoying. My dad's a pharmacist and says I don't have it completely though. If I could just find a way to fix it, I wouldn't change anything else about my self.

  9. Holy crap, I need that arm.
    Oh, and I'm not one of those disrespectful people going "I want to chop off my arm now!", I'm actually missing a hand, so I have a legit reason to wanting it.

  10. This should be taken with some skepticism. This technology is NOT at the point where inputs, be it arms, legs, or eyes, are easily connected to the brain. No one should confuse that these technologies can replace biological systems given at birth.

  11. THE AUGMENTED AGE: If we are to be Augmented cognitively, Physically, perceptionally what would that look like ??? We will go from things that are fabricated to farmed, constructed to grown, isolated to CONNECTED, extraction to aggregation, obedience to autonomy #Evolve

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