Tagged: transhumanism

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Fix diseases and improve yourself through gene therapy

Advances in genetics now permit to edit one’s genome relatively easily. Gene therapy is now used exclusively to fix diseases, but could soon be used by transhumanists for genetic enhancement, such as augmenting one’s mental faculties or improving one’s physical appearance. What exactly can we modify and what are the risks involved ?

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The Transhumanist Wager – Zoltan Istvan

I recently did an interview with Zoltan Istvan – author of the Transhumanist Wager, which I enjoyed reading very much – It was a fun interview, so have a watch. Also below is an intro to the book, and a...

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Interview – Kim Stanley Robinson – Utopia, Transhumanism, Social Systems, Climate Change & Strategic Foresight

Renowned Science Fiction author, Kim Stanley Robinson is interviewed by H+ director Adam Ford. Robinson’s novels have won eleven major science fiction awards, and have been nominated on twenty-nine occasions. Robinson won the Hugo Award for Best Novel with Green Mars (1994); and Blue Mars (1997); the Nebula Award for Best Novel with Red Mars (1993) and 2312 (2012); the Nebula Award for Best Novella with The Blind Geometer (1986); the World Fantasy Award with Black Air (1983); a John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Science Fiction Novel with Pacific Edge (1991); and Locus Awards for The Wild Shore (1985), A Short, Sharp Shock (1991), Green Mars (1994), Blue Mars (1997), The Martians (2000), and The Years of Rice and Salt (2003).

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The Moral Equivalent of War – Steve Fuller

Last December I interviewed Steve Fuller at Warwick University in England. He spoke broadly and very eloquently, I was engaged – not surprisingly – he holds the Auguste Comte Chair in Social Epistemology in the Department of Sociology. I asked him to provide an article for H+ Magazine, and he obliged – so here it is, ‘The Moral Equivalent of War’ (and The Right to Science). Note I will finish editing uploading an interview series with him entitled ‘Humanity 2.0’ at a later stage (watch H+ Magazine for an article on that), but in the mean time I have embedded a couple of snippets of the interview with him along with his article on the Right to Science – I do hope you enjoy 🙂 — Adam Ford