A friend emailed me to argue that transhumanists should create realities where beings are free if free will doesn’t currently exist, or realities where beings are freer if humans currently possess some modicum of free will. In short, he was claiming that a goal of transhumanism should to create freer beings. Continue reading Will Transhumanism Lead to Greater Freedom?
The Transhumanist Wager
You Should Make the Transhumanist Wager
The transhumanist wager, brainchild of noted transhumanist Zoltan Istvan, can be understood as follows. If you love and value your life, then you will want the option to live as long and as well as possible. Continue reading The Transhumanist Wager
Yesterday’s post argued for the moral and intellectual augmentation of human beings. Continue reading Intelligence Augmentation
Lanier on Transhumanism
I first encountered Jaron Lanier’s work when I taught his essay “One-Half of A Manifesto” to computer science students at the University of Texas at Austin. Continue reading Jaron Lanier on Transhumanism
Having introduced transhumanists ideas to university students over the years, I am familiar with typical objections to transhumanist philosophy: Continue reading Revolt Against Transhumanism