Transhumanism and Its Critics

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Is transhumanism the great promise of technoscience or "the world's most dangerous idea"? The debate is an extremely fruitful field for philosophical and theological inquiry.

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The prospect of posthumanity is feared for at least two reasons. One is that the state of being posthuman might in itself be degrading. Another is that posthumans might pose a threat to “ordinary” humans.

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The transhumanist community is one that is fervently involved in trying to figure out where technogenesis is headed in the contemporary era and what it implies about our human future.

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Cybernetic immortality is the idea that we can achieve a sort of immortality by downloading (or uploading) our consciousness into a computer.

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The issues of the human, the posthuman and the transhuman revolve around distinctive narratives, and these are often highly slippery.

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Cybernetics calls to mind a series of familiar images that turn out on closer inspection to be highly doubtful.

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