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'''Posthuman transhumanism''' or to be '''posthuman''' refers to a state of existence beyond the limits of [[transhuman]] [[biological immortalists]], transcending definitions of humanity into to era of [[posthumanism|posthuman]] existence.
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'''Posthuman transhumanism''' or to be '''posthuman''' refers to a state of existence beyond the limits of [[transhuman]] [[biological immortalists]], transcending definitions of humanity into to era of posthuman existence.
  
It is one of the most 'advanced' transhumanist ideas dealing with the furthest future technologies. Typically [[mind uploading]] or similar forms of [[consciousness transfer]] will be involved to reach this state.
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This specific form of [[posthumanism]] is a realisation of the most advanced and speculative transhumanist ideas dealing with the technologies and forms of the far future. Typically [[mind uploading]] or similar forms of [[consciousness transfer]] will be involved to reach this state. The entity may be [[Super intelligence|super intelligent]].
  
 
In a [[spiritual transhumanism|spiritualist tradition]], the idea may be influenced by the [[Omega Point]]<ref>[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Omega_Point Wikipedia:Omega Point]</ref> or [[Pleroma]]<ref>[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pleroma Wikipedia:Pleroma]</ref>
 
In a [[spiritual transhumanism|spiritualist tradition]], the idea may be influenced by the [[Omega Point]]<ref>[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Omega_Point Wikipedia:Omega Point]</ref> or [[Pleroma]]<ref>[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pleroma Wikipedia:Pleroma]</ref>

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The star child from 2001: A Space Odyssey is a recognisable posthuman manifestation, ironically with a human form

Posthuman transhumanism or to be posthuman refers to a state of existence beyond the limits of transhuman biological immortalists, transcending definitions of humanity into to era of posthuman existence.

This specific form of posthumanism is a realisation of the most advanced and speculative transhumanist ideas dealing with the technologies and forms of the far future. Typically mind uploading or similar forms of consciousness transfer will be involved to reach this state. The entity may be super intelligent.

In a spiritualist tradition, the idea may be influenced by the Omega Point[1] or Pleroma[2]

Boundary definitions

Mind spaces open to posthuman forms
Issues around posthuman definitions

Adam Ford suggests the following distinctions from more mainstream transhumanism:[3]

One whose basic capacities so radically exceed those of present humans as to be no longer ambiguously human by our current standards

May have gone beyond human form

May have updated the genetic kernel - or even discarded it during a complete overhaul

Archetypes

Examples in fiction

  • The mainstream pop-culture concept of extraterrestrial beings may consider them as either as transhuman or posthuman beings
  • The Vorlons from Bablyon 5 are energy based infomorphs that interact with the younger races via cyborg body avatars
  • The Star Child from 2001: A Space Odyssey is some kind of transhuman or infomorph
  • The First Sirian Bank in The Dark Side of the Sun[6] is a computronium matrioshka brain
  • The Sentient Intelligence 'SI' in the commonwealth saga is a friendly superintelligence[7]
  • Star Trek
    • Star Trek V[8] - 'God' claims to be some kind of Omega Point entity. But why does God need a starship?
    • The Borg are collectively, but not individually a transhuman hive mind
    • The Q possess a partial hive mind identity, go to war in simulations and are typically described as omnipotent

See also

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