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Retweet transhumanism

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Retweet transhumanism is a term coined by Paul Graham Raven,[1] a futurist and literary critic to describe uncritical techno-utopian adherence to transhumanist ideas.

It’s been around a while, of course. Instantiated back in the pioneer era of the intertubes, transhumanism has been both well known to and somewhat intersectional with geek/tech, SilVal and sci-fi circles for a couple of decades. It’s a word that denotes either a proud and optimistic allegiance to a certain sort of transcendent futurity, or a complex of willfully unexamined scientisms and technofetishes, depending on who uses it and who is being described; a badge of membership or a badge of othering, in other words, like most subcultural identifiers.[2]

References

  1. http://www.paulgrahamraven.com/
  2. We’re reading up on TRANSHUMANISM