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'''Liberal transhumanism''' is the mainstream political transhumanist position that stands in opposition to [[fascist transhumanism]].
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'''Liberal transhumanism''' is the mainstream political transhumanist position that stands in opposition to [[dystopian transhumanism]] in general and [[fascist transhumanism]] and [[oligarchic transhumanism]] more specifically.
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Tenants include consensual use of technological enhancement by informed individuals as well as a non-authoritarian approach toward the application of technology in society.
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Tenants include consensual use of technological enhancement by informed individuals as well as a non-authoritarian approach toward the application of technology in society. It is similar to the idea of how [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liberal_democracy liberal democracy] is distinct from a mere [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Representative_democracy representative democracy] which can become a tyranny of the majority.
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Liberal transhumanism is a facet of individualistic [[libertarian transhumanism]] as well as more socially-oriented ideas of [[technoprogressivism]], [[Democratic Transhumanism]] and [[Social Futurism]].
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== Sub variants ==
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Liberal transhumanism is a facet of individualistic [[libertarian transhumanism]] as well as the more socially-oriented ideas of [[Democratic Transhumanism|democratic transhumanism]] and [[Social Futurism|social futurism]].
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[[Anarcho-Transhumanism]]'s support for individual rights and freedoms places it within this idea.
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== Religion ==
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Liberal transhumanism is [[secular transhumanism|secular]], promoting freedom from state religion, whilst not being [[atheistic transhumanism|atheistic]] or [[religious transhumanism|religious]].
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== Differences with conventional transhumanist definitions ==
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Explicitly liberal transhumanism places the emphasis of voluntary use of technologies. As such a number of common transhumanist sentiments can be made into 'liberal transhumanist' sentiments though qualifying them in example ways:
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{| class="wikitable"
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! General transhumanist !! Liberal transhumanist qualification
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| We need to develop human enhancement technologies || for those who choose to be enhanced
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| We should live forever || or for as long as we want
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| Immortality is incredibly important for the individual || and having this option will be beneficial for even those who do not choose it
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== See also ==
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* [[Live Forever, Die Whenever]]
    
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