In the modern world, the possibility of a future including 'transhumans' has received attention due to new scientific fields and advancing technologies.
In the following, we examine the effects that a technological and biological transformation will have on society, and explore both the theoretical and practical fields of posthumanist research.
What is “man”? This age-old question can be found embedded in the fabric of recorded human history, and is re-emerging again today with increased urgency, given the current technological developments levering out traditional humanist reflexes.
In the following membership piece, we take a look at all aspects of the dehumanization of society, including historical perceptions of ‘human nature’, Nietzsche on the ‘death of god’, the decline of social structures and a look at the approaching posthuman era.
One of the biggest trends coming out of the ‘AI phenomenon’ is a pattern of domesday fearmongering and hysteria describing advanced technology that ‘threatens the very survival of mankind’.
But is the threat of an advanced race of intelligent robots really as soon around the corner as we think? Or is this all designed to push another agenda behind the scenes?
A technocratic dream of advanced devices that let humans read thoughts and communicate with each other through brainwaves is moving closer towards reality.
Leading technology companies from across the world, including Facebook and Elon Musk’s Neuralink, are funding new research that “aims to merge the human brain with a computer”.
Google has been developing what is perhaps the company’s most ambitious project to date.