Singularity or Transhumanism: How do we describe the future?

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Even though the words singularity, cyborg, and life extension generate far more hits on Google than transhumanism, they just don’t feel right describing an ideal and accurate vision of the future. Few people are willing to call themselves a Singularitarian—someone who advocates for a technological event that involves a helpful superintelligence. And Cyborgism is just weird, since the public isn’t ready to be merged with machines yet. Life extension isn’t bad, but it’s generally limited only to living longer.

What ethical questions come up for you when you think about immortality and biohumanism? Would you want to live forever? Would you choose to enhance your body biomechanically? What would you enhance, if it was inexpensive and easy to upgrade yourself? Leave a comment and let us know.

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Gerd Leonhard


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