This NPR Blogger Just Said What I’m Pretty Sure Is One Of The Wackiest Things

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  1. Revmitchell

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    An NPR Blogger and professor at Dartmouth, Dr. Marcelo Gleiser, recently wrote that “we are already in the transhuman era.”

    What is transhumanism? According to the dictionary used by Dr. Gleiser, transhumanism is “the belief or theory that the human race can evolve beyond its current physical and mental limitations, especially by means of science and technology.” Dr. Gleiser takes a largely positive take on transhumanism and says we are already engaged in it. In fact, he writes that:

    If you have a purist definition of what it means to be human, without any intervention from outside gadgets, it’s time to come to terms with reality: almost no one in modern society is purely human.

    Our integration with technology is evolving us into something else.
    Dr. Gleiser uses multiple examples of ways he believes we have gone beyond human, including such things as medication, supplements, and cellphones as things that have caused people to transcend their humanity.


    Read more at http://www.westernjournalism.com/npr-blogger-already-transhuman-era/#cOB0a6o9vegofG8y.99
     
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    Add stints, pacemakers, heart pumps, rods and bolts - seems so. That is if you think that is becoming less than human.
     
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    Sounds like an idea picked up from "Star Trek".
     
  4. ShagNappy

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    Someone trying to justify their research grants and make a new word/concept famous so they will be mentioned in science books 100 years from now.
     

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