transhumanism


Body and soul: the resurrection of Christ answers our desire to live forever

James Schall SJ | 12 Apr 2017 | ABOVE |  
tags: Christianity, christianity, immortality, Marxism, marxism, transhumanism


Frozen stiff: the quackery of cryonics

Michael Cook | 01 December 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: cryogenics, cryonics, immortality, transhumanism
A 14-year-old British girl dying of cancer recently won a court battle to be cryogenically frozen.


As medicine improves, how long can we expect to live?

Karl D. Stephan | 13 October 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: immortality, longevity, transhumanism
We seem to have a built-in expiration date of about 115 years


Is transhumanism really the world’s most dangerous idea?

Michael Cook | 20 July 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: immortality, Julian Savulescu, Peter Singer, Singularity, transhumanism, utilitarianism
Step by step, our lives are being absorbed by technology.


Bodyhackers: the rebel-punk Transhumanists

Heather Zeiger | 31 March 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: bodyhacking, technology, transhumanism
The body as a home improvement project.


Why you’ll never be able to upload your brain to the cloud

Nicolas P. Rougier | 13 January 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: brain, brain upload, neuroscience, transhumanism
The complexity of the brain is unbelievably immense.


Silicon soul: The vain dream of electronic immortality

Nicolas P. Rougier | 12 January 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: brain research, brain upload, neuroscience, Ray Kurzweil, transhumanism
Transhumanists dream of uploading their brains onto the internet. Is this possible?


At least one reason why transhumanism will not translate into reality

Denyse O'Leary | 28 Nov 2014 | CONNECTING |  
tags: future generations, religious persecution, transhumanism


The prophet of Silicon Valley

Egil Asprem | 06 October 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: New Age, Ray Kurzweil, Singularity, spirituality, transhumanism
One of the tech industry's most revered figures is a leading light in the transhumanist movement.


“Soon our happy hearts will quiver”

Michael Cook | 16 October 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: bioethics, secularism, transhumanism
Are bioethicists reviving mediaeval inquiries into how many angels can dance on the head of a pin?


Transhumanism: the dangers of creating Humanity 2.0

Margaret Somerville | 15 July 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: personhood, singularity, transhumanism
Could you become immortal by downloading your brain onto a computer? Some tech enthusiasts are working on it.


Human = animal = robot

Margaret Somerville | 20 August 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: animal rights, forum, human exceptionalism, personhood, transhumanism
If we lose our grip on our conviction that humans are special, there will be far-reaching changes in society.


The Singularity is near

Michael Cook | 10 June 2009 | FEATURES |  
tags: singularity, transhumanism
The recent blockbuster, Terminator Salvation, has a few lessons for us about the future of humanity.


Better than human

Michael Cook | 17 December 2008 | FEATURES |  
tags: neuroscience, transhumanism
Why is the world's most prestigious science journal peddling the snake oil of cognition-enhancing drugs?


Next

Matthew Eppinette | 18 December 2006 | FEATURES |  
tags: transhumanism
Collecting some shrewd insights about the future of genetics in Michael Crichton's latest thriller means trawling through lots of rubbish.


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