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When Will We Be Transhuman? We can at least pretend to know where it is we want humanity to go. We hope that laws we craft, the technologies we invent, our social habits and our ways of thinking are small forces that, when combined over time, move our species towards a better existence.
The question is, How will we know if we are making progress? As a movement philosophy, transhumanism and its proponents argue for a future of ageless bodies, transcendent experiences, and extraordinary minds. Social and political progress must accompany the technological and biological advances for transhumanism to become a reality.
But how will we able to tell when the pieces finally do fall into place? In an attempt to answer, I responded with what I saw as the three key indicators: As I groped through the intellectual dark for these three points, it became clear that the precise technology and how it worked was unimportant.
Instead, we need to figure out how technology may change our lives and our ways of living.
Unlike the infamous jetpack, which defined the failed futurama of the 20th century, the 21st needs broader progress markers. Here are seven things to look for in the coming centuries that will let us know if transhumanism is here.
When we think of the future, we think of technology. But too often, we think of really pointless technology — flying cars or self-tying sneakers or ray guns. Not the way the washing machine or the cell phone changed the way life happens. Those are real inventions. It is in that spirit that I considered indicators of transhumanism.
Think of it this way: With that mindset, I propose the following seven changes as indicators that transhumanism has been attained. The arrival of prosthetics and implants for organs and limbs that are as good as or better than the original. Those who use prosthetics would compete with or surpass non-amputees in physical performances and athletic competitions.
Included in this indicator are cochlear, optic implants, bionic limbs and artificial organs that are within species typical functioning and readily available. If you ever find yourself seriously considering having your birth-given hand lopped off and replaced with a cybernetic one, you can tick off this box on your transhuman checklist.
There are three ways we could improve our cognition. In order of likelihood of being used in the near future they are: When the average person wakes up, brews a pot of coffee and pops an over-the-counter stimulant as or more powerful than modafinil, go ahead and count this condition achieved.
Genetic engineering and cyberbrains will be improvements in degree and function, but not in purpose. In the same way Google search and Wikipedia changed the way we research and rememberAI and AR could alter the way we think and interact.
Daedalus in Deus Ex and Jarvis in Iron Man are great examples of Turing-quality indistinguishable from human intelligence AI that interact with the main character as both side kicks and secondary minds.
Using AR projected onto your optic implants, the AI highlights each person in your line of sight and, as you approach, provides a dossier of their main interests and personality type. Now apply this level of information access to anything else. The ultimate objective of health care is that people live the longest, healthiest lives possible.
Whether that happens due to nanotechnology or genetic engineering or synthetic organs is irrelevant. What matters is that eventually people will age more slowly, be healthier for a larger portion of their lives, and will be living beyond the age of When the average expected life span exceedsthe conditions for transhuman longevity will have arrived.
Having children will be framed almost exclusively in the light of responsibility. As it stands, anyone with the necessary biological equipment can accidentally spawn a whelp and, save for extreme physical neglect, is free to all but abandon it to develop in an arbitrary and developmentally damaging fashion.As a follow-up to Tuesday’s post about the majority-minority public schools in Oslo, the following brief account reports the latest statistics on the cultural enrichment of schools in Austria.
Vienna is the most fully enriched location, and seems to be in roughly the same situation as Oslo. Many thanks to Hermes for the translation from vetconnexx.com An intelligent satire on writing screenplays, pitting inspired work against Hollywood cookie-cutter and commercial pressures.
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