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Transhumanism and Christian Trans-Cosmic Optimism

The transhumanist project to liberate humanity from our ages-old shackles can move faster by building bridges with communities that have broadly similar goals – including writers and activists who consider themselves to be “Christian Trans-Cosmic Optimists”. With that thought in mind, Humanity Unshackled was delighted to welcome as the guest for Episode 8 the theologianContinue reading “Transhumanism and Christian Trans-Cosmic Optimism”

The Biohappiness Revolution

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”

NBIC – four quadrants of radical change

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”

Coexisting with immature superintelligence

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”

Becoming a Butterfly

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”

Enhancing the metro map of transhumanism

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”

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