Posthuman transhumanism

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The star child from 2001: A Space Odyssey is a type of posthuman, 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.

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.

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 definitions:[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

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Examples in fiction

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