History is littered with dead gods. The Greek and Roman gods, and thousands of others have perished, yet Allah, Yahweh and a few more still survive. But will belief in these remaining gods endure? It will not. Our descendants will be too advanced to share such primitive beliefs.
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Transhumanism is an intellectual movement that aims to transform and improve the human condition by developing and making available sophisticated technologies to greatly enhance human intellectual, physiological, and moral functioning. Transhumanists argue that humanity in its current form represents an early phase of its evolutionary development. A common transhumanist thesis is that humans may eventually transform themselves into beings with such greatly expanded abilities that they will have become godlike or posthuman. Notably, this includes defeating the limitation imposed by death. Continue reading Is Transhumanism A Religion?
Julian Huxley, who popularised the term transhumanism in an influential 1957 essay.
The intellectual and cultural movement that affirms the possibility and desirability of fundamentally improving the human condition through applied reason, especially by developing and making widely available technologies to eliminate aging and to greatly enhance human intellectual, physical, and psychological capacities Continue reading Transhumanism and Religion
Mankind is still embryonic … [humans are] the bud from which something more complicated and more centered than [themselves] should emerge. Continue reading Transhumanism and the End of Religion