Does brain surgery to treat disease change the essence of who we are?
Wheelchair-bound Valery Spiridonov, who has the muscle-wasting Werdnig Hoffman disease, has volunteered to have his head transplanted onto a healthy body in a day-long operation.
We never stop revising the picture we have of ourselves. We sense that our identities are fixed in place – rock-solid and immovable – but we’re wrong about that.
Synthetic bodies, mediated selves. What themes become relevant in a technoprogressive world – as objects proliferate, what do the inundated people talk about? You are alone, at a computer. You talk to people but they are not around.
Automation is the process whereby any action, decision or function that was once performed by a human (or non-human animal) is taken over by a machine.
Should you upload your mind if you can?
Film student Colin Marchon delivers a nice 3 part series on transhumanist themes.
I’m trying to wrap my head around the extended mind hypothesis.
Is your smartphone really an extended part of your mind?
3D printing, once an arcane technology used mainly for developing industrial prototypes, is rapidly moving into everyday life. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the phenomenon of the 3D self replica.