Transhumanism and Its Critics

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The transhumans or posthumans we may become may quite possibly share our current DNA, but technologies and cultural practices are likely to gradually render our chromosomes almost vestigial components of our individual and species identity.

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In narratives of human existence, technology often plays a dual role as a catalyst of the human subject’s actions towards a fulfilling existence, or as an enemy of social cohesion and the preservation of culture.

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Transhumanism does not say we will create posthumans, rather, it makes a moral claim: We ought to create posthumans. Creating posthumans is our best bet for avoiding harm.

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The golem is born of dust, and it is returned to dust when its creator deems that it has fulfilled its purpose. But, for the golem, the difference is that the creator in question is not supernatural, but natural, another of the created—a human being like you and me.

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