H+/- Transhumanism and Its Critics

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Published in 2011 by Metanexus Institute

H+/- Transhumanism and Its Critics is a collection of essays edited by Gregory R. Hansell and William Grassie in 2011.

"Can human nature be improved upon with the application on new sciences and technologies? Can we increase human lifespan, perhaps even curing death? Can we recreate ourselves and our children to be super healthy, super attractive, super athletic, super happy, and super smart? Who gets to decide these questions and how? Would these superhumans still be humans or should we better call them posthumans or transhumans? Is this new vision something we should pursue or would the very pursuit of this vision actually destroy our humanity in both the biological and moral senses?"

- From the book review at Kurzweilai.net[1]

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