The Transhumanist Reader: Classical and Contemporary Essays on the Science, Technology, and Philosophy of the Human Future

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Max More, Natasha Vita-More
John Wiley & Sons, 5 mars 2013 - 480 pages
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The first authoritative and comprehensive survey of the origins and current state of transhumanist thinking

The rapid pace of emerging technologies is playing an increasingly important role in overcoming fundamental human limitations. Featuring core writings by seminal thinkers in the speculative possibilities of the posthuman condition, essays address key philosophical arguments for and against human enhancement, explore the inevitability of life extension, and consider possible solutions to the growing issues of social and ethical implications and concerns. Edited by the internationally acclaimed founders of the philosophy and social movement of transhumanism, The Transhumanist Reader is an indispensable guide to our current state of knowledge of the quest to expand the frontiers of human nature.

 

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Table des matières

Contributor Biographies
The Philosophy of Transhumanism
Uploading to SubstrateIndependent Minds
Aesthetics
Why I Want to be a Posthuman When I Grow
Transhumanist Declaration 2012
Welcome to the Future of Medicine
Life Expansion Media
Transhumanism and Personal Identity
Transcendent Engineering
Idea Futures
The Proactionary Principle
The Open Society and Its Media
Performance Enhancement and Legal TheoQz
Justifying Human Enhancement
The Battle for the Future

The Hybronaut Affair
Transavatars
Alternative Biologies
ReInventing Ourselves
Artificial General Intelligence and the Future
Intelligent Information Filters and Enhanced Reality
Uploading
Why Freud Was the First Good Al Theorist
Pigs in Cyberspace
Nanocomputers
Electronic Logic
Dialogue between Ray Kurzweil and Eric Drexler
The Curates Egg of AntiAntiAging Bioethics
Mind is Deeper Than Matter
For Enhancing People
Is Enhancement Worthy of Being a Right?
Freedom by Design
Technological Singularity
An Overview of Models of Technological Singularity
A Critical Discussion of Vinges Singularity Concept
The Great Transition
Trans and Post
Back to Nature ll
A Letter to Mother Nature
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Max More, PhD is President and CEO of the Alcor Life Extension Foundation, the world’s leading cryonics organization. An internationally acclaimed strategic philosopher, Dr. More is recognized for his thinking on the philosophical and cultural implications of emerging technologies.

Natasha Vita-More, PhD is a leading expert on human enhancement and emerging and speculative technologies and is a Professor at the University of Advancing Technology. Dr. Vita-More’s writings have appeared in Technoetic Arts: Journal of Speculative Research, Metaverse Creativity and The Global Spiral. She has appeared in numerous televised documentaries on media design, culture, and the future.

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