• Futurist

    Introduction to Transhumanism – Abolitionism, Singularitarianism, Immortalism

    Transhumanism may at first bring to mind skeptical scenarios of far-future technology brushed off as mere science fiction. However, many tenets of this developing philosophical movement are already happening today and evidence is increasingly mounting that some of its most remarkable claims, such as those involving artificial superintelligence, should be seriously examined. Transhumanism is a philosophical movement that advocates for transforming the human condition by developing and making widely available sophisticated technologies to greatly enhance human intellect and physiology. Transhumanism consists of a growing class of various philosophies and ideas and not all transhumanist thinkers necessarily agree with one another. This video will serve as an introduction to transhumanism and…

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    Should We End Suffering Forever?

    Transhumanism is a philosophical movement that advocates for transforming the human condition by developing and making widely available sophisticated technologies to greatly enhance human intellect and physiology. Many philosophers argue that transhumanism will lead to the abolition of pain and suffering in people due to these sophisticated technologies. In fact, David Pearce, a philosopher and founder of Humanity+ Inc., arguable the most influential transhumanist organization, has outlined how pharmacology, genetic engineering, nanotechnology, and neurosurgery could converge to eliminate all forms of unpleasant experiences from human and non-human life, replacing suffering with “gradients of bliss.” In other words, we could live in some type of utopia where we never experience suffering…