'What is a human being, then?'
'An acorn that is unafraid to destroy itself in growing into a tree'
David Zindell, The Broken God
Transhumanism is a philosophy that humanity can, and should, strive to higher levels, both physically, mentally and socially. It encourages research into such areas as life extension, cryonics, nanotechnology, physical and mental enhancements, uploading human consciousness into computers and megascale engineering.
The texts below are collected from many sources, mainly the Extropian mailing list, alt.memetics, sci.cryonics and sci.nanotech. I will gladly accept pointers to more transhumanist resources on the Net and comments, contributions and other input.
This site is part of the Transhuman Web Alliance.
About this Sub-Web.
About the Extropians, a group of libertarian transhumanists.
Is ageing and death really inevitable? How can ageing be slowed, and can
death be avoided altogether?
If all else fails, freeze yourself and hope somebody, someday can help you.
Creating a better body and mind using all available methods.
Can we learn to handle the flows of information around us? And can we use
this to effectively amplify our intelligence?
How can the human body and mind be interfaced with technology? And can
our consciousness be transferred into computers?
What will mankind be like in the future? Will it even be biological?
Will the increasing rate of change continue to rise, or are there limits?
Are there ideas that evolve just like living beings, and how do they interact with us?
What are the foundations of Transhumanism? What kinds of ethical system could work in a posthuman future?
Can life spread across the entire universe?
From the smallest to the biggest: nanotech, biotech and megatech
Neologisms and unusual terms used on these pages.
The growing net of transhumanist information.
There are a surprising number of transhumanist fora, and the mailing
lists are usually one of the most creative.
Transhumanist art and humor.
Groups and things more or less related to transhumanism.
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