How is it that we define a human? Is it our body? Our genome? Our behaviors? Our self-awareness? Our compassion? Our minds? All of these and then something more? What now may be obvious to most people about being human will become less so as we become progressively more integrated with technology both inside and outside our bodies.
Transhumanism, according to the dictionary on my Apple laptop, is defined as “the belief or theory that the human race can evolve beyond its current physical and mental limitations, especially by means of science and technology.”
It sounds like something from a sci-fi movie, people flying around with purple wings (an image a student of mine mentioned in my class “Question Reality!” based on my book “The Island of Knowledge“). How about translucent skin or the strength to lift cars with one hand? Enhanced memory: who wouldn’t want that?
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