Friday, November 5, 2010


Hey guys, was watching the tv show Fringe last night and it got me thinking. In the theme song it talked about transhumanism and I was curious.
Transhumanism is an international intellectual and cultural movement supporting the use of science and technology to improve human mental and physical characteristics and capacities. The movement regards aspects of the human condition, such as disability, suffering, disease, aging, and involuntary death as unnecessary and undesirable. Transhumanists look to biotechnologies and other emerging technologies for these purposes. Dangers, as well as benefits, are also of concern to the transhumanist movement.[1]
Basically, transhumanism is to enhance ourselves. Transhumanism is going to be a big thing in the future. In Fringe, there is an alternate universe that is slightly more advanced in some areas, but also less advanced is others. In their universe, they have technolgy that is like transhumanism, where they repair themselves perfectly and rapidly, even after getting caught in an explosion.
Some theorists, such as Raymond Kurzweil, think that the pace of technological innovation is accelerating and that the next 50 years may yield not only radical technological advances but possibly a technological singularity, which may fundamentally change the nature of human beings

Question of the day: How amazing do you guys think transhumanism will be in the future?


  1. I hope transhumanism can help me pass biology

    jeedee out

  2. If we can come together as a collective whole, I think we should thrive and prosper

  3. I'm not so aware about transhumanism, but seems interesting, now I'm reading about it. Good post, supp!

  4. Reminds me of Bioshock really lol. Cant wait to see what science can do, I still want flying cars though.