Author: Andrew Pilsch
ISBN: 9781452954882
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In this book, Andrew Pilsch counters these critiques, arguing instead that transhumanism's utopian rhetoric actively imagines radical new futures for the species and its habitat.

Tracing Rhetoric And Material Life

Author: Bridie McGreavy
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319657119
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... transhumanism, see Andrew Pilsch, Transhumanism: Evolutionary Futurism
and the Human Technologies of Utopia (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota
Press, forthcoming, 2017). Richard A. Rogers, “Overcoming the Objectification of
Nature in Constitutive Theories: Toward a Transhuman, Materialist Theory of
Communication,” Western Journal of Communication 62, no. 3 (1998): 264. Julie
Kalil Schutten and Richard A. Rogers, “Magick as an Alternative Symbolic:
Enacting ...

Assessing Societal Implications Of Converging Technological Development

Author: Gerhard Banse
Publisher: edition sigma
ISBN: 3894049413
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as the age-old scourges war, poverty, and environmental degradation, the
utopian imagination always includes an implicit or explicit critique of the
economic and political structures of existing societies. Futurism, however, is often
nothing more than an extrapolation of trends in S&T, a vision of a high-tech
version of present society. ... In their futurist texts, they envisioned civilisations
that control evolution, create improved humans or new species, and colonise
outer space. In Bernal's ...

Religion And Transhumanism The Unknown Future Of Human Enhancement

Author: Calvin Mercer
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440833265
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Judaism offers a unique perspective from which to view trans/posthumanism
because its utopian, apocalyptic, and eschatological dimensions originated in
ancient Judaism. Nevertheless, a Jewish engagement with transhumanism also
brings to the fore what is problematic about this futurist vision. To the extent that
trans/posthumanism seeks to alleviate human suffering and pain, Judaism is
rather supportive of the new genetics and the medical technologies based on it.
Conversely ...

Perfecting Human Futures

Author: J. Benjamin Hurlbut
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3658110449
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Transhuman Visions and Technological Imaginations J. Benjamin Hurlbut, Hava
Tirosh-Samuelson ... Notions of “[e]nhancement revolution” (Buchanan, Brock, &
Daniels, 2000; Buchanan, 2011), “radical evolution” (Garreau, 2004), “designer
evolution” (Young, 2006), or “conscious evolution” (Chu, 2014) anticipate a world
in which chance is transcended by control, determining the trajectory of future ...
This tale of the future is at once utopian imagination and technological prediction.

The Transhumanist Reader

Author: Max More
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118555996
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Classical and Contemporary Essays on the Science, Technology, and
Philosophy of the Human Future Max More, Natasha Vita-More. More, Max (1990
) “Transhumanism: Toward a Futurist Philosophy.” Extropy 6 (Summer), pp. 6-12.
Revised June 1994 and 1996. More, Max (1993) “Technological ... Metanexus
Institute, July 19. vimeo.coml9860229. More, Max (2010a) “The Overhuman in
the Transhuman.” Journal of Evolution and Technology 21/1 (January), pp. 1-4.
More, Max ...

The Path To Posthumanity

Author: Ben Goertzel
Publisher: Academica Press,LLC
ISBN: 193090195X
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In a similar vein, the creed of the Extropians, a group of transhumanist futurists
centered in California, might be labeled 'How to technologize with a hammer.'
This group of computer geeks and general high-tech freaks wants to push ahead
with every kind of technology as fast as possible— the Internet, body modification
, human-computer synthesis, nanotechnology, genetic modification, cryogenics,
you name it. Along the way they want to get rid of governments, moral strictures,
and ...


Author: Gregory R. Hansell
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1456815679
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Transhumanism. and. the. Posthuman. Future: Will. Technological. Progress. Get.
Us. There? by Ted Peters The prospect of a posthuman future replete with
ecological harmony, cybernetic immortality, and the imbuing of the entire
universe with evolving intelligence tantalizes our imagination with a utopian
vision. All we need do is turn a couple of technological corners and, suddenly,
the abundant life will be ours. We will be liberated from the vicissitudes of
biological restraints such as ...

Prefiguring Cyberculture

Author: Darren Tofts
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262701082
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In this there is a direct line connecting the enlightenment trust in progress toward
perfectibility, the futurist faith in the machine, and the Extropian techno-utopia. ...
artificial intelligence, worldwide data networks, nanotechnology, and "neural-
computer integration" - is indeed evangelical: When technology allows us to
reconstitute ourselves physiologically, genetically, and neur- ologically, we who
have become transhuman will be primed to transform ourselves into posthumans
- persons ...

Menschheit 2 0

Author: Ray Kurzweil
Publisher: Lola Books
ISBN: 3944203135
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Googles Chefingenieur Ray Kurzweil, dessen wahnwitzigen Visionen in den vergangenen Jahrzehnten immer wieder genau ins Schwarze trafen, zeichnet in diesem Klassiker des Transhumanismus mit beispielloser Detailwut eine bunt schillernde ...