Physical Enhancement Page
We are our bodies, like it or not. Most transhumanists want to modify their bodies in some way, ranging from minor cosmetic improvements and better health to major re-engineering (and beyond, to transbiomorphosis). This is not a denial of the body, rather a celebration of its potential and flexibility.
The tools for physical change are manifold, but most could be called medicine. To become healthy and strong, plain diet and exercise work quite well, while various therapies, surgery, genetic engineering and bionics are necessary for the more radical changes. Since transhumanists seek morphological freedom, it is likely that in a transhuman future the form of the trans- or post-human body will be extremely variable and individual, just as our clothing is today.
Due to the size of the field this page has been subdivided into further sub-pages.
On our morphological freedom.
It should be noted that changing the body itself is not the only option. Bionic implants and genetic modifications can give us new capabilities, but external objects can often do the same; what is important is the functional relationship rather than where and what the hardware is.
as extension of human functional architecture by Alexander Chislenko.
Anders Sandberg / email@example.com 2000-03-11