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Definitions of transhumanism

"Transhumanism is a way of thinking about the future that is based on the premise that the human species in its current form does not represent the end of our development but rather a comparatively early phase" - Transhumanist FAQ

"Transhumanism is a class of philosophies of life that seek the continuation and acceleration of the evolution of intelligent life beyond its currently human form and human limitations by means of science and technology, guided by life-promoting principles and values" - Max More, 1990

"Transhumanism is the philosophy that we can and should develop to higher levels, both physically, mentally and socially using rational methods" - Anders Sandberg

Observations

  • None of these definitions take for granted any particular attitude towards any particular technology, e.g. mind-uploading, cryonics, or artificial general intelligence
  • None of these definitions presuppose any given timescale for future developments to take place