The latest findings in genetics, robotics, artificial intelligence, bionics and nanotechnology appear in the media frequently, but almost no analysis is found of their common aim which is to “exceed human ‘limitations’ and capability”—literally to ‘transcend’ humanity: transhumanism. This three part series covers the notion of transhumanism, a concept and desire itself that prompts serious physical, ethical, philosophical and practical questions. Will the transhumanists achieve their sacred ‘singularity’? And what will that mean?