Max More – Essential Transhumanism – Hplus Hong Kong

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Transhumanism: Meaning as Perpetual Transcendence of Limits

Transhumanism is both a reason-based philosophy and a cultural movement that affirms the possibility and desirability of fundamentally improving the human condition by means of science and technology. Transhumanists seek the continuation and acceleration of the evolution of intelligent life beyond its currently human form and human limitations by means of science and technology, guided by life-promoting principles and values.

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  1. If you google up the blogs which deal with the "paleofuture," like Matt Novak's one at the website of the Smithsonian Magazine, you'll get some perspective on how badly humans suck at "futurology." The real year 2012 certainly doesn't resemble all the sales jobs we got about life in the 21st Century from the last century's science fiction.

  2. "We do not [need telephones]. We have plenty of messenger boys." — Sir William Preece, chief engineer of the British Post Office, 1876.
    "The abdomen, the chest, and the brain will forever be shut from the intrusion of the wise and humane surgeon." — Sir John Eric Ericksen, appointed Surgeon of Queen Victoria, 1873.
    "Airplanes are interesting toys but of no military value." — Marechal Ferdinand Foch, Professor of Strategy, Ecole Superieure de Guerre, circa 1911.

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