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 again.
Hey, it’s Ben here, and this video will take a look at what transhumanism is and the philosophy behind it, if it’s something we should embrace, or if it’s something dangerous we need to put the brakes on.