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'''Biological immortalists''' are people with the preference to expand the human body primarily or exclusively through technologies that places limited upon morphologically altering technologies. Traditional definitions of [[life extension]] fall within this idea.
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'''Biological immortalism''' is the idea of transhumanising the human body subject to certain limits. Relatively mainstream ideas like [[life extension]] or [[healthspan]] fall within this concept..
  
It is debatable whether such adherents reject or are otherwise sceptical of [[posthuman transhumanism]].
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Some adherents reject or are otherwise sceptical of the radical nature of [[posthuman transhumanism]].
  
Often permitted technologies:
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== Permissible technologies ==
 
* [[Nano technology]]
 
* [[Nano technology]]
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* [[Human cloning|Cloning]]
 
* [[Cryonics]]
 
* [[Cryonics]]
* [[Nootropics]]
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* [[Nootropic]]s
 
* [[Genetic engineering]]
 
* [[Genetic engineering]]
 
* Limited [[self modification]]
 
* Limited [[self modification]]
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* [[Life extension]]
  
However advocates prefer to 'draw the line' at more radical approaches such as:
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== Excessive technologies ==
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Advocates prefer to 'draw the line' at more radical approaches associated with [[posthuman transhumanism]]:
  
 
* [[Mind uploading]]
 
* [[Mind uploading]]
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* [[Brain-computer interface]]s
 
* [[Brain-computer interface]]s
  
== In ficiton ==
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== In fiction ==
Conflict between biological immotalists and [[posthuman transhumanism|posthuman transhumanists]] form [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shaper/Mechanist_universe a major theme] of the [[Shaper/Mechanist universe]].
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Conflict between biological immortalists and [[posthuman transhumanism|posthuman transhumanists]] is [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shaper/Mechanist_universe a major theme] of the [[Shaper/Mechanist universe]].
  
[[Category:Life extension]]
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== See also ==
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* [[Immortalism]]
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[[Category:Life extensionism]]
 
[[Category:Posthumanism]]
 
[[Category:Posthumanism]]
 
[[Category:Transhumanism]]
 
[[Category:Transhumanism]]
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[[Category:Technoconservatism]]
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[[Category:Bioconservatism]]
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[[Category:Cloning]]

Latest revision as of 14:57, 3 December 2018

Biological immortalism is the idea of transhumanising the human body subject to certain limits. Relatively mainstream ideas like life extension or healthspan fall within this concept..

Some adherents reject or are otherwise sceptical of the radical nature of posthuman transhumanism.

Permissible technologies

Excessive technologies

Advocates prefer to 'draw the line' at more radical approaches associated with posthuman transhumanism:

In fiction

Conflict between biological immortalists and posthuman transhumanists is a major theme of the Shaper/Mechanist universe.

See also