Transcendence: The Disinformation Encyclopedia of Transhumanism and the Singularity

Transcendence: The Disinformation Encyclopedia of Transhumanism and the Singularity

Jay Cornell


Transhumanism is a global circulation that advocates using technological know-how and know-how to beat the "natural" boundaries skilled through humanity via such advancements as:

  • the Singularity--the construction of laptop intelligences that exceed the capacities of our organic brains
  • the skill to copy person minds and positioned them into solid-state our bodies or digital environments
  • individual keep watch over over psychological and emotional states for boosting functionalities and/or ecstasies

Some of this is often taking place now. a few of it's nonetheless within the minds of dreamers.

In approximately 90 A-Z entries, Transcendence offers a multilayered examine the accelerating advances in synthetic intelligence, cognitive technological know-how, genomics, details expertise, nanotechnology, neuroscience, house exploration, artificial biology, robotics, and digital worlds which are making transhumanism a fact. Entries diversity from Cloning and Cyborg Feminism to fashion designer infants and Memory-Editing medicinal drugs. moreover, the booklet notes ancient predecessors and personalities, either in mythology and history--ranging from Timothy Leary to Michael Jackson to Ray Kurzweil. It additionally introduces the tradition round Transhumanism, overlaying all of the geeky obsessions of the Transhumanist flow.

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