Are we prepared for dealing with the prospect that humanity is not the end of evolution? The latest findings in genetics, robotics, artificial intelligence, bionics and nanotechnology appear in the media every day, but almost no analysis is found of their common aim — to exceed human “limitations” and capability. Literally to transcend humanity, or transhumanism.
This three part series covers the notion of transhumanism and conducts enquiry into the scientific, ethical and metaphysical dimensions of such a technological development. Featuring interviews from top experts and thinkers on the subject worldwide, including Marvin Minsky, Terence McKenna, Hans Moravec, Bruce Sterling, Robert Anton Wilson, Richard Seed, Margareth Wertheim, Kirkpatrick Sale, Ralph C. Merkle, Mark Pesce, Ray Kurzweil, Rabbi Youssouf Kazen, Rael and many others.
Year: 2006. 8.22K views.