The Hedonistic Imperative outlines how genetic engineering and nanotechnology will abolish suffering in all sentient life. The abolitionist project is hugely ambitious but technically feasible. It is also instrumentally rational and morally urgent. The metabolic pathways of pain and malaise evolved because they served the fitness of our genes in the ancestral environment. They willContinue reading “The Biohappiness Revolution”
In case the transhumanist technological dawn is not quite as near as some might hope, what are the practical steps each of us can take here and now, as individuals, to boost our vitality and extend our healthy lifespan? What can be done, using methods and processes that are already available, to improve our lifestylesContinue reading “1000 years young, with Angela Shurina”
This is not yet an announcement. It’s definitely not a press release. Not yet, anyway. But it’s a call for feedback on a potential multi-year campaign. You can give feedback at or before an online event happening on Saturday 2nd October. Image credit: this picture includes a photograph by Pixabay user BazzaBoy. Provisionally, the campaignContinue reading “Pre-announcing Transhumanism 2024”
The fifteen years from 2020 to 2035 could be the most turbulent of human history. Revolutions are gathering pace in four overlapping fields of technology: nanotech, biotech, infotech, and cognotech, or NBIC for short. In combination, these NBIC revolutions offer enormous new possibilities. Episode 4 of Humanity Unshackled addressed the subject of the radical changesContinue reading “NBIC – four quadrants of radical change”
How should humanity manage the risks of unintentional harmful actions by “immature superintelligence”? Might immature superintelligence cause human extinction by 2050? How can humanity increase the chances of benefiting from artificial superintelligence? Is the answer for humans to hurry up and become transhuman? In the second half of his recent wide-ranging conversation with Humanity Unshackled,Continue reading “Coexisting with immature superintelligence”
Humanity must not only manage various existential risks, which it has itself created, but also manage its own evolution. The analogy of “becoming a butterfly” is not perfect, since caterpillars and butterflies are the same species. However, what is almost identical is the process of metamorphosis, which humans may have to go through, while evolvingContinue reading “Becoming a Butterfly”
Transhumanist UK invites collaboration to enhance the metro map of transhumanism – the classification of the different ideas and practices within the broad spectrum of transhumanism and related initiatives. Transhumanism is a big subject. It’s based around some simple ideas, but there is lots of variation between different transhumanist projects. These project exist within aContinue reading “Enhancing the metro map of transhumanism”
Transhumanist UK is pleased to announce its involvement in the new radio show and podcast “Humanity Unshackled”. Humanity Unshackled brings a fresh perspective to the subject of transhumanism – the vision that people all around the world can be liberated from the shackles of the human condition. Guests on Humanity Unshackled will explore the viabilityContinue reading “Humanity Unshackled: Hopes and Dreams”
Published on 3 August 2020. Transhumanist UK today announces a campaign to draw attention to the best examples of making transhumanism real. The organisation is asking its network of friends and supporters to nominate or volunteer cases of technology that enables the overcoming of destructive or limiting aspects of human nature. Transhumanism is the philosophyContinue reading “The best examples of making transhumanism real?”
Published on 27 July 2020. Many people face the prospect of long-term health impairment after infection by Covid-19. Transhumanist UK calls for an acceleration of research into damage repair mechanisms that can help restore all-round vitality. This research can take advantage of recent breakthroughs in rejuvenation biotechnology and other anti-aging therapies. Covid-19 causes breathing difficulties,Continue reading “Boosting long-term recovery from Covid-19”
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