Transhumanism (abbreviated as H+ or h+) is an international and intellectual movement that aims to transform the human condition by developing and creating widely available technologies to greatly enhance human intellectual, physical, and psychological capacities.
 Transhumanist thinkers study the potential benefits and dangers of emerging technologies that could overcome fundamental human limitations, as well as the ethics of using such technologies.
 The most common thesis is that human beings may eventually be able to transform themselves into beings with abilities so greatly expanded as to merit the label posthuman.
Jezz, some people simply have too much time on their hands.
I wonder what transhumanistic thinkers make of manmade global warming and it’s implication for human transformation.
It would be interesting, to see how a technology that could make you significantly smarter when turned on, would effect your opinions and beliefs. Then to see if your opinions and beliefs would change back when you turned it off.
e.g., If you put a thinking hat on a Creationist and turned it on, would they realize what dolts they had been? Then you turn it off and they become Republicans again?
It would be like “Flowers for Algernon”. Poignant.
But there’s been a fair amount of (often preliminary) research done into how different areas of the brain effect things like religious and political belief, visions and spiritual experiences, and the like. It’s pretty fascinating reading. Makes an awful lot of people awfully uncomfortable too. I guess they don’t like the notion that their supposedly enlightened spiritual connection with God may just be an overactive posterior medial frontal cortex.
[ Edited: 23 November 2015 05:14 AM by Dead Monky ]