Transhumanism and Its Critics
Reducing mind to brain functions, transhumanists use the metaphor of the computer to explain how the mind works, but as Steven Pinker has argued persuasively, this metaphor has serious shortcomings.
Much of the attention garnered by transhumanism revolves around its most expansive hopes for the technological enhancement of human life, and no such hope is loftier than immortality.
Cybernetics may very well offer a means for expanding the human being.
Transhumanists grapple with reproductive issues in the socioeconomic climate of today, suggesting solutions to what might normally be considered insurmountable human limitations. .
The transhumans or posthumans we may become may quite possibly share our current DNA, but technologies and cultural practices are likely to gradually render our chromosomes almost vestigial components of our individual and species identity.
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