Beyond 2030: Dr. Francesca Ferrando on the Insights and Limitations of Transhumanism and Posthumanism
In “2030: Beyond the Film” Director Johnny Boston discusses the futurist FM-2030, the Coronavirus Pandemic, and a range of urgent issues in the medical, philosophical, longevity & futurist space with leading voices.
In this episode excerpt, Boston talks with Dr. Francesca Ferrando about what she believes to be the strengths and weaknesses (or insights and limits) of Transhuman and Posthuman philosophical outlooks. What do these movements bring to the table & what can they learn from one another?
About Francesca Ferrando:
Francesca Ferrando is Adjunct Assistant Professor of Philosophy at NYU-Liberal Studies, New York University, USA. A leading voice in the field of Posthuman Studies and founder of the NY Posthuman Research Group, she is the recipient of numerous honors and recognitions. She is the author of Philosophical Posthumanism and co-founded the Global Posthuman Network Conferences.
About 2030 the film:
Johnny Boston was 10 years old when he first met FM-2030, a futurist who intended to live forever. But in 2000, after his body ceased to function, FM was cryonically preserved. 16 years later, an unexpected call places FM’s future in Johnny’s hands.
Directed By: Johnny Boston