transhumanists

okay, so, like. in general, tachikomas are my shit. and line stickers are my shit. so tachikoma line stickers are basically the greatest thing that could happen. but this. this right here. why does this enormous spider robot from the transhumanist future have a floppy disk. a fucking huge floppy disk. just, this enormous vaguely labeled floppy disk like they want to literally hack the planet. gonna stick this floppy disk in a cave and give the earth a virus. like I’m pretty sure that’s a robot std, right there, that this adorable munchkin is waving around. who gave them this. who committed this crime. where is bato.

  • Me:Yeah I think I'm a transhumanist. Yay technological development!
  • Me:*spends three hours trying to format a document in Pages*
  • Me:*spends two hours trying to send a three-minute video from my phone to my computer*
  • Me:We must burn all computers and return to the wilderness
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To Be Human Is To Be Transhuman

“To turn away from it now - to stop pursuing a future in which technology and biology combine, leading to the promise of a Singularity - would mean to deny the very essence of who we are.“ ~Adam Jensen

Why h+?

h+ or H+ is an abbreviation for the world Transhumanism. human plus, etc.

Transhumanism is the idea that we could evolve as humans by developing and growing technology to enhance ourselves, physically, psychologically and intellectually.

“Transhumanist thinkers study the potential benefits and dangers of emerging technologies that could overcome fundamental human limitations, as well as study the ethical matters involved in developing and using such technologies.”

I think this is a interesting topic of futurology to study. The idea of improving the human body using technology, be it wearable technology or a process that a body will go through, is quite futuristic and makes me think of old sci-fi films. The wildest imaginings of even as late as 20 years ago are becoming a reality through every day new discoveries and breakthroughs.

I think to be able to figure out what a transhuman is, you need to know what a human is. If the term human is base-level instinctive caveman, then we probably became a transcendent level of human millions of years ago. I don’t think transhumanism is about people becoming cyborgs either, fun as that topic is.

ilzolende asked:

hate meme: anti-transhumanist pro-mortality bioethicists

It never fails to amaze me how bioethicists manage to be wrong about everything, like, I would expect that there would be a point where I would agree with bioethicists out of sheer reversed-stupidity-is-not-intelligence AND YET every time I see a viewpoint attributed to a bioethicist it is inevitably fucking stupid

bioethicists: wrong on death, wrong on suicide, wrong on augmentation, wrong on cures, wrong on ice cream cones, wrong for America

reblog and tell me the ways in which you are a problematic member of a group you belong to

I am a problematic rationalist because:

  • I am not a transhumanist
  • I am not inclined toward either mathematics or hard sciences
  • I am pro-religion and pro-gender, for the same reason: I don’t like taking away frameworks that are very beneficial for a lot of people
  • I spend a lot of time and energy on frivolous things

I am a problematic anti-SJW because:

  • I don’t think people who are shamed for their identities have any responsibility to “be less ‘in-your-face’ about it”
  • I think slut-shaming is a real thing and a real problem
  • I don’t hate fat people

I am a problematic rockabilly babe because:

  • I don’t want to fetishize the ‘50s

I do not want to argue about the specifics of any of these right now. I am just interested in meeting some noncentral examples.

why h+?

h+ or H+ is an abbreviation for the world Transhumanism. human plus, etc.

Transhumanism is the idea that we could evolve as humans by developing and growing technology to enhance ourselves, physically, psychologically and intellectually.

“Transhumanist thinkers study the potential benefits and dangers of emerging technologies that could overcome fundamental human limitations, as well as study the ethical matters involved in developing and using such technologies.”

I think this is a interesting topic of futurology to study. The idea of improving the human body using technology, be it wearable technology or a process that a body will go through, is quite futuristic and makes me think of old sci-fi films. The wildest imaginings of even as late as 20 years ago are becoming a reality through every day new discoveries and breakthroughs.

I think to be able to figure out what a transhuman is, you need to know what a human is. If the term human is base-level instinctive caveman, then we probably became a transcendent level of human millions of years ago. I don’t think transhumanism is about people becoming cyborgs either, fun as that topic is.

The Enemy Control Ray

The Enemy Control Ray

Imagine your worst ideological enemy– the people whose blog posts you read and go “why are you WRONG about EVERYTHING.” For many transhumanists, it might be bioethicists; for a disability rights advocate, Peter Singer; for an effective altruist, a philanthrolocalist; for a feminist, a social conservative.

Now, imagine that a mad scientist has invented a device called the Enemy Control Ray. The…

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Release your Inner Cyborg with Brain Stimulation Implants - can Grinders drive the Research?

Release your Inner Cyborg with Brain Stimulation Implants – can Grinders drive the Research?

If you have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease you may in fact be eligible to participate in a study involving implantation with Medtronic’s new deep-brain DBS-f device. The device is used to selectively stimulate nerve bundles like the fornix, a paired fiber tract that sends much of output of the hippocampus to the brainstem region. A similar Medtronic stimulator has already been implanted…

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@bloodmancer i dislike transhumanism for like a million reasons (although i think cyborg theory divorced from transhumanist readings is pretty cool) but i enjoy watching it be subsumed into the Spectacle of hollywood cinema with sexualized and gendered androids because i Enjoy Watching My Enemies Suffer

ilzolende asked:

hate meme: pro-coercive-augmentation transhumanism

I just want to go up to them and be like “HAVE YOU HEARD OF THE CONCEPT OF MORPHOLOGICAL FREEDOM? DO YOU THINK THAT ONLY APPLIES WHEN YOU ARE SUPERHUMAN? STOP PRIORITIZING NORMAL FUNCTION! JESUS CHRIST LEARN TO TRANSHUMANIST”

I think we should give them a different name and save ‘transhumanist’ for people with pro-morphological-freedom values. Unfortunately I have a hard time thinking of a name for them other than “terrible”

Machine Man: a discomfiting novel about the antihuman side of transhumanism

Max Barry’s Machine Man is a disarmingly funny and light-feeling novel about an antisocial engineer who decides to create his own prosthetic leg after he loses his own in an industrial accident. Charles Neumann is an antisocial, technology-dependent scientist at a top secret military contractor’s skunkworks. Dissatisfied with the prosthesis he is fitted with after he accidentally crushes his leg in a materials-testing machine, he sets out to create a better leg – a leg that’s so good you’d chop your own off to get it (this is also the battle-cry of the real-world open-source prosthetics movement). Which is precisely what he does.

What unfolds is a superficially simple, absurdist tale about a misfit geek who pursues a relentless and seemingly logical program of amputation and replacement. Barry uses this narrative to smuggle in a sly and insightful critique of the anti-human edges of the transhumanist movement, the place where transcendence of nature meets mortification of the flesh.

As with all of the best thought-provoking sf, Machine Man pulls this off without slowing down the action – which involves some properly cinematic cyborg duelling and such – and without sacrificing characterization. This is a really fantastic read and a thought-provoking one, too – a great companion to such books as James Hughes’s Citizen Cyborg.

luminousalicorn said: Does the government currently pay for your glasses? The government doesn’t pay for my glasses.

the transhumanist party in question is in England; I assume the NHS does pay for people’s glasses