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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For a discussion of varied uses of transhumanism and posthumanism, see Cary
Wolfe, What Is Posthumanism? ... transhumanism, see Andrew Pilsch,
Transhumanism: Evolutionary Futurism and the Human Technologies of Utopia ...

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 ... Futurism, however, is often nothing
more than an extrapolation of trends in S&T, a vision of a high-tech version of
present society. ... example, named awards after Wells and Haldane and often
credit Huxley as the inventor of the term “transhumanism”. In their futurist texts,
they envisioned civilisations that control evolution, create improved humans or
new species, and ...

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. which was a slow, uncontrolled, and unpredictable process,
now evolution will be fast, controlled, and directed by humans. This imagined ...
become transhuman. This tale of the future is at once utopian imagination and
technological prediction. ... Futurists who predict this sequence of events (for
example, Clark, 1997, 2003; Minsky, 1986, 2006; Moravec, 1988, 1999; Kurzweil,
1999 ...

Religion And Transhumanism The Unknown Future Of Human Enhancement

Author: Calvin Mercer
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440833265
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Human enhancement is just the beginning of the process in which humans will
take control of evolution and bring about its ... Judaism offers a unique
perspective from which to view trans/posthumanism because its utopian,
apocalyptic, and ... Nevertheless, a Jewish engagement with transhumanism also
brings to the fore what is problematic about this futurist vision. ... human suffering
and pain, Judaism is rather supportive of the new genetics and the medical
technologies based on it.

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 ... every kind of technology as fast as possible—
the Internet, body modification, human-computer synthesis, nanotechnology, ...
Their utopian vision is sketchy but fabulous: a kind of Neuromancer-ish, Social-
Darwinist Silicon- Valley-to-the-nth-degree of ... a general term, refers to
philosophy that doesn't view human life as the ultimate endpoint of the evolution
of intelligence.

Mythologies Of Transhumanism

Author: Michael Hauskeller
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319397419
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(2010) “A Letter from Utopia”, version 1.9: http://www.nickbostrom. com/utopia.pdf
. ——— (2014) Superintelligence, Oxford: Oxford University Press. Condorcet,
Marquis de (1955) Sketch for a Historical Picture of the Progress of the Human
Mind, London: Weidenfeld ... Science, Technology, and Socialist Feminism in the
1980s”, in: Feminism/Post-modernism, ed. ... Harris, John (2007) Enhancing
Evolution. ... Towards a Futurist Philosophy”, www.

Prefiguring Cyberculture

Author: Darren Tofts
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262701082
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As techno-evangelists, Stelarc and the Extropians share the futurist distaste for
the past and nature, adding to ... the enlightenment trust in progress toward
perfectibility, the futurist faith in the machine, and the Extropian techno-utopia. ...
we who have become transhuman will be primed to transform ourselves into
posthumans - persons of unprecedented ... This drive connects with the 19th
century roots of modernism: a distorted version of Darwinian evolution fused with
technological ...

Post Secularism Realism And Utopia

Author: Jolyon Agar
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317950453
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perfect cosmic super-subject could emerge as the result of human social and
technological progress. ... Some readers may also wonder if the basis of Bloch's
futurism that I seem to be endorsing here might also be subject to such criticism.
... conception and combine the concept with Marxian praxis, although obviously
divested of Marx's rejection of transhumanism. ... Rather, it is a quality or property
that the universe acquires through the evolution of humankind (and, in principle,
other ...

Future West

Author: William Henry Katerberg
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Utopia and Apocalypse in Frontier Science Fiction William Henry Katerberg ... It is
an open question where history might go if human nature is transformed.20
Whatever one thinks about notions of human ... Nor are they matters about which
futurists are ignorant — even if futurists often sound impatient with concerns that
they deem ... of people, and the evolution of a "transhuman" community, will
reshape what it means to be human for all people. ... Now it is becoming