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== Overview ==
 
== Overview ==
The following is an original infographic from [[User:Deku-shrub]]. It is not considered exhaustive of various opinions, nor does every label imply a follower of that position is exclusively in that space. It is however designed to be a helpful introduction to a variety of [[futurist]] and [[transhumanist]] positions to be used as starting place to finding out more about them.
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The following is an original infographic designed by [[User:Deku-shrub|Deku-shrub]]. It is not considered exhaustive of various opinions, nor does every label imply a follower of that position is exclusively in that space. It is, however, designed to be a helpful introduction to a variety of [[futurist]] and [[transhumanist]] positions and to be used as starting place to finding out more about them.
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Ideas placed on the boundary of a section imply either the idea is transitional or disputed.
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== Ideologies and positions featured ==
 
== Ideologies and positions featured ==
[[File:Types1.png|right|901px]]
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=== Diagram ===
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''The [[:File:Types1.png|diagram]] is now interactive, click any name to find out more!''
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rect 139 402 220 444 [[Prosthetics]]
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rect 50 402 119 444 [[Prosthetics]]
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rect 155 222 224 264 [[Nootropic]]
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rect 142 328 224 357 [[Supplements]]
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rect 247 370 310 397 [[Cyborgization]]
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rect 151 120 367 154 [[Self modification]]
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rect 494 118 579 152 [[Body modification]]
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rect 708 123 873 155 [[Wireheading]]
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rect 584 204 796 231 [[Transhumanism]]
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rect 541 233 646 261 [[Postgenderism]]
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rect 374 211 470 254 [[Morphological freedom enthusiasts]]
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rect 335 375 415 407 [[Cyborgization]]
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rect 271 478 367 512 [[Cryonics]]
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rect 449 382 646 416 [[Posthumanism]]
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rect 441 421 523 455 [[Avatar]]
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rect 555 427 644 453 [[Simulation hypothesis]]
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rect 502 516 591 542 [[Infomorph]]
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rect 342 540 413 576 [[Russian cosmism]]
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rect 66 632 200 678 [[Senescence]]
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rect 174 699 280 740 [[Cultural immortalism]]
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rect 178 583 283 621 [[Radical life extension]]
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rect 274 636 381 676 [[Genetic engineering]]
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rect 269 768 349 791 [[Health 2.0]]
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rect 471 733 360 689 [[Digital immortalism]]
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rect 444 728 554 756 [[Space seeding]]
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rect 562 726 627 774 [[Existential risks]]
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rect 634 715 730 786 [[Existential risks]]
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rect 464 649 547 684 [[Well-Being of all Sentience]]
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rect 568 652 651 687 [[Animal uplift]]
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rect 442 583 512 637 [[Transanimism]]
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rect 490 583 610 637 [[Digital resurrection]]
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rect 613 565 732 646 [[Singularitarian]]
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rect 627 470 715 548 [[Mind uploading]]
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rect 865 485 781 526 [[Neural lace]]
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rect 60 748 202 789 [[Longevism]]
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rect 724 363 787 404 [[Biohacking]]
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rect 1033 432 967 385 [[Science fiction]]
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rect 737 548 800 577 [[Digital self]]
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rect 774 696 887 733 [[Space exploration]]
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rect 914 741 1027 778 [[Futurism]]
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rect 922 675 1035 712 [[Futurism]]
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rect 864 618 977 655 [[Technophile]]
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rect 887 535 1000 572 [[AI]]
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rect 840 419 918 456 [[Grinder]]
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rect 833 310 920 360 [[Prosthetically enhanced athlete]]
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=== Key and references ===
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* '''[[Longevism|Longevism]]''' ( [[Life extensionism]] )
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* [[Traditional prosthesis|External prosthesis users]]
 
* [[Senescence]] researchers
 
* [[Senescence]] researchers
* [[Life extension supplement|Dietary and supplement enthusiasts]]
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* [[Supplements|Dietary and supplement enthusiasts]]
* [[Traditional prosthesis|External prosthesis users]]
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* [[Prosthetics|Internal prosthesis users]]
* [[Internal prosthesis|Internal prosthesis users]]
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* [[Radical life extension|Radical Life Extensionists]] / [[Biological immortalists]]
* [[Life extension|Life extensionists]]
 
* [[Self modification]]
 
* [[Health 2.0]] enthusiasts
 
 
* [[Cryonics|Cryonicists]]
 
* [[Cryonics|Cryonicists]]
* [[Morphological freedom]] advocates and [[Morphological freedom enthusiasts|enthusiasts]]
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* [[Cultural immortalism]]
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* [[Cyborgization|Cyborgs]]
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* [[Genetic engineering]]
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* [[Health 2.0]]
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* '''[[Self modification]]'''
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* [[Nootropic]]s
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* [[Body modification]]
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* [[Wireheading|Transcranial direct-current stimulation]]
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* [[Prosthetically enhanced athlete]]
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* [[Cyberpunk]] [[grinder]]s
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* '''[[Futurism]]'''
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* [[Space exploration]] advocates
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* [[Technophilia|Technophiles]]
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* [[AI]] researchers
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* '''[[Transhumanism]]'''
 
* [[Russian cosmism|Russian cosmists]]
 
* [[Russian cosmism|Russian cosmists]]
* [[Biological immortalists]]
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* [[Cyborgization]] enthusiasts
* [[Cyborg|Cyborgization]] enthusiasts
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* [[Morphological freedom]] advocates / [[Morphological freedom enthusiasts|enthusiasts]]
* [[Body modification]] enthusiasts
 
* [[Posthumanism|Posthumanists]]
 
 
* [[Postgenderism|Postgenderists]]
 
* [[Postgenderism|Postgenderists]]
* [[Abolitionism|Bioethical abolitionists]]
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* [[Biohacking|Biohackers]]
* [[Space seeding]] advocates
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* [[Neural lace]]
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* [[AI risk]] advocates
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* [[Singularitarian]]s
 
* [[Mind uploading]] advocates
 
* [[Mind uploading]] advocates
* [[Transhumanist]]s
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* Internet selves / [[Second Life|second-lifers]]
* Hardcore [[Second Life|second-lifers]]
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* [[Science fiction|Sci-fi fans]]
* [[Biopunk]] [[grinder]]s
 
* [[Singularitarian]]s
 
* [[AI risk]] advocates
 
 
* [[Futurology|Futurologists]]
 
* [[Futurology|Futurologists]]
* [[Prosthetically enhanced athletes]]
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* [[Transanimism]]
* [[Futurist]]s
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* [[Digital resurrection]]
* [[Space exploration]] advocates
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* [[Digital immortality|Digital immortalism]]
* [[Cyberpunk]] [[grinder]]s
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* [[Existential risk]]s and scenarios
* [[Technophilia|Technophiles]]
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* [[Posthuman transhumanism|'''Posthuman''' transhumanism]] includes:
* [[Genetic engineering]] advocates
 
* [[Education]]
 
* [[Nootropic]] users
 
* [[Wireheading|Transcranial direct-current stimulation]] users
 
* [[Transanimism|Transanimists]]
 
* [[Posthuman transhumanism]] includes:
 
 
** [[Simulation hypothesis|Simulationists]]
 
** [[Simulation hypothesis|Simulationists]]
 
** [[Avatar|Avatarists]]
 
** [[Avatar|Avatarists]]
 
** [[Infomorph|Infomorphists]]
 
** [[Infomorph|Infomorphists]]
 
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* Non-human '''[[posthumanism]]''' includes:
== Development ==
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** [[Abolitionism|Bioethical abolitionism]]
When I wrote "[http://pirate.london/2015/11/transhumanist-jargon-for-the-discerning-time-traveller-to-2015/ Transhumanist jargon for the discerning time traveller]" I was inspired from researching what I considered the main streams in transhumanist and futurist identification, which I identified as [[life extension]], [[futurism]], [[singularitarianism]], [[transhumanism]] and [[biohacking]]. [http://pirate.london/2015/11/transhumanist-jargon-for-the-discerning-time-traveller-to-2015/#comment-2361522586 Healthy] [https://www.reddit.com/r/Transhuman/comments/3swiy5/transhumanist_jargon_for_the_discerning_time/ debate] ensued as to whether all life extensionist transhumanists were in fact singularitarians, and I conceded that I was wrong on that front. My use of the small area for biohacking was an ommision I regretted so I set out to create a greater diagram.
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** [[Animal uplift]] advocates
 
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** [[AI risk|AI takeover]]
This diagram would feature more detailed examples, edge cases and more intersections with the aim of showing the breadth of transhumanist related positions. Some of the major changes from the first iteration was placing [[posthumanism]] as a central subset of transhumanism - as the two concepts are closely related. Singularitarians were repositioned to futurist/transhumanists and placed alongside the rising numbers of [[AI risk]] advocates.
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** [[Space seeding]]
 
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* In [https://www.reddit.com/r/RationalPsychonaut/comments/3tmhmh/are_psychonauts_considered_selfmodificationists/ /r/RationalPsychonaut] I asked the question - '''Are [[Psychonaut]]s considered self-modificationists''?' There were some interested responses, but the consensus appeared to emerge that simply 'visiting' new states of consciousness' was not self modification as it was temporary only. [[Nootropic]] users were suggested as a better fit. As a consequence the term was placed at the edge of the grouping.
 
* [[Second Life]] research - complete
 
* [[Meditation]] - [https://www.reddit.com/r/Meditation/comments/3tmhsp/are_meditators_considered_selfmodificationists/ negative] response.
 
* [[Cyborgs]] - [https://www.reddit.com/r/cyborgs/comments/3ucjru/is_this_an_accurate_depiction_of_cyborgization/ Broadly approved]
 
* [[Posthumanism]] - talking on the [[Posthuman Network]], a [https://www.facebook.com/groups/Posthuman.Network/permalink/1667688716779706/ lot of feedback was gathered] in general including posthuman types that I was previous unaware of or had ommitted.
 
 
 
 
 
Identifying examples of different positions was entertaining and frustrating, especially considering that this is a fundamentally arbitrary grouping of ideas, hopefully presented in a not-too leading fashion.
 
 
 
Having iterated through it several times myself as well as privately with some feedback, I consider it a mostly correct diagram that can be incrementally improved in the future.
 
 
 
== Issues, omissions and rooms for improvement ==
 
Given the originality of the infographic, I am quite pleased I managed to find many distinct positions to place within each intersecting ideology.
 
 
 
My somewhat arbitrary distinction between [[biopunk]] and [[cyberpunk]] [[grinder]]s illustrates I am not very well informed about these areas just now.
 
 
 
The relative absence of non-modified posthumans is certainly food for thought in posthuman circles.
 
 
 
There are likely a number of other questionable decisions, many of which could be improved upon which I have not yet identified.
 
  
 
== See also ==
 
== See also ==
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Latest revision as of 07:52, 28 May 2018

Overview

The following is an original infographic designed by Deku-shrub. It is not considered exhaustive of various opinions, nor does every label imply a follower of that position is exclusively in that space. It is, however, designed to be a helpful introduction to a variety of futurist and transhumanist positions and to be used as starting place to finding out more about them.

Ideas placed on the boundary of a section imply either the idea is transitional or disputed.

Ideologies and positions featured

Diagram

The diagram is now interactive, click any name to find out more!

ProstheticsProstheticsNootropicSupplementsCyborgizationSelf modificationBody modificationWireheadingTranshumanismPostgenderismMorphological freedom enthusiastsCyborgizationCryonicsPosthumanismAvatarSimulation hypothesisInfomorphRussian cosmismSenescenceCultural immortalismRadical life extensionGenetic engineeringHealth 2.0Digital immortalismSpace seedingExistential risksExistential risksWell-Being of all SentienceAnimal upliftTransanimismDigital resurrectionSingularitarianMind uploadingNeural laceLongevismBiohackingScience fictionDigital selfSpace explorationFuturismFuturismTechnophileAIGrinderProsthetically enhanced athleteTypes1.png
About this image

Key and references

See also