And so it begins
Well here we go…
First off what is this blog all about, and why is it here? Well the primary reason for this small corner of the web is to keep the Transhumanist meme moving. A “meme” is basically an idea with legs, something that’s spread around from person to person, place to place. As far as I know, there is no one in the Michigan area getting the Transhumanist meme out. So I’m doing my part to keep it moving.
Now incase you have no idea what I’m talking about, here it is in a nut shell. Transhumanism is a philosophical offshoot of Humanism. It agrees with the basic concept of Humanism, that humanity’s destiny is set squarely on our shoulders, and that through improving ourselves by modifying our culture and training our minds, we can achieve a great deal. But Transhumanism goes a step further. It takes the next step down the logic path of modern Humanism. Through the use of technology; Genetics, computers, prosthetics, nanotechnology, etc. we can become something MORE than human.
Stunning scientific breakthroughs are happening more and more every day. And they will change the way we live, die and everything in between. Transhumanism is the only school of thought that not only takes into account all of the advancements we are seeing in science and technology, but plans on them.
The more people that embrace the idea that the human condition is a mid point, and not and end point, the faster and farther we will move forward toward a Post-Human condition. If we are indeed looking at a future where we live lengthened life spans, increase our intellects, and find new and exciting ways to communicate and shape our world through technology… well, I for one am getting in on the ground floor.
“Lord, we know what we are, but know not what we may be.” –Hamlet
More to come…