Transhumanism Explained and Examined (A Dangerous Philosophy?)

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What is Transhumanism and What Do Transhumanists Believe?

Transhumanism is a philosophical movement that advocates for transforming the human condition by developing and making widely available sophisticated technologies to greatly enhance human intellect and physiology.

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David Pearce, Co-founder of Humanity+
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A main goal of Transhumanism is to create a utopia where we never feel pain or suffer again.
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Julian Huxley, regarded as the founder of Transhumanism.
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Transhumanism incorporates many different philosophies and areas of study.

The Philosophy that‘s Fueling Transhumanism

Now, to explain the thinking that’s fueling transhumanism, I believe we first need to discuss what negative utilitarianism is.

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Karl Popper 1902–1994
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Some transhumanist philosophers believe it would be unethical to not allow everyone to design themselves to be as beautiful and smart as they want.

Transhumanism is Already Playing Out

It may sound like science fiction, but it’s already happening. There are countless hours and millions of dollars dedicated to fighting diseases and disorders, some of which I mentioned above. Plus, as I write this, technology is being implanted into our brains to improve our well-being.

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Elon Musk discusses the brain implant technology his company Neuralink will provide. (Image from Wikimedia Commons)

The Issues with Negative Utilitarianism

So, what do we make of negative utilitarianism and transhumanism? Should we all join Humanity+ Inc and embrace transhumanism?

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What Will the End Result of Transhumanism Be?

This may all sound like an ideal destination for the human race at first, but it’s very difficult to predict what exactly that utopia of no suffering will look like.

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In Conclusion — What Do You Think?

No one knows exactly what the future will hold and I certainly don’t claim to have the answers.

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