Transhumanism encompasses a number of beliefs regarding the human being, technology, science and at times philosophy. Currently, Transhumanism is stuck in a caricature mode of applying untested or unrealistic technology in a way to advance core Transhumanist belief systems.
I’m excited to share my new article at @Newsweek on #transhumanism, 3D Bioprinting the dead, and #QuantumArchaeology. This is one of my most challenging articles yet. It’s a bit long and really needs to be read all the way through. Enjoy! https://t.co/KBJRqFuBkC pic.twitter.com/g9Nc5K9kHi
— Zoltan Istvan (@zoltan_istvan) March 9, 2018
It sounds fantastic to invent a path that we can 3D print human parts. Who knows maybe someday we will be able to 3D print an item that we can grow someone’s cells on, to create spare human parts that can be used by humans. To date, that concept is unrealistic. I would love for it to be true, I would love to tell the world, we can 3D print hearts, limbs, kidneys, pancreas, livers, eyes and all kinds of other human parts that are needed right now. Simply, it would be a lie, which creates false hopes for people in the now.
What we need to do within the Transhumanist movement is to be the adults in the room, providing real world, right now solutions for the masses. We need to stop taking unproven technology and principles and extrapolate that to a future where humans can live forever and a day. We need to become more realistic, less of a caricature, and more on target within our reality.
We need to have more discussions regarding technology on a whole. We need to address the failures in the current day, where we are either unwilling or unable to update real technology. Right now, real world, governments, and corporations are working every single day to keep 30+ year old technology alive.
Has a single Transhumanist every told you that?
Have you seen an article anywhere that tells you that?
Why do you think that is?
Transhumanism is lost in the future of nothingness. Tied to various 2025, 2030, 2050 projects that discuss nothing important in the now and does not address the current failing of technology as a whole. Our focus is on cool looking gadgets that use old technology. Technology is going backwards and you are being sold a lie that the cool looking gadget is more advanced. These smart cell phones, that you think is so high tech, so advanced, have no more technology than a laptop of 5 to 7 years ago, at best. Shrinking technology smaller is not advancing technology further. This is just one example of many.
Others may be thinking that we have Quantum Computers… Really, do we have Quantum databases that are not read-only?
Have you looked at the temperatures that Quantum Computers are supposed to be running at… Look at the numbers and think…. Even using super cool liquids or cooling systems, think of the real world working temperatures that limit the components within the Quantum Computers.
Finally, whatever happened to Liquid Computing, a concept that began circa 2001. Think of all of the solutions that would be possible with Liquid Quantum Computing, where you would not have the issues of heat because you would not be using carbon/silicon fibre chips.