Transhumanism: Human Enhancement: The Cognitive Sphere - Introduction
More (Max) & Vita-More (Natasha)
Source: More & Vita-More - The Transhumanist Reader, Introduction to Part III
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  1. Enhancing the human brain’s cognitive capacities is another crucial goal of transhumanism2.
  2. Transhumanism3 takes very seriously the goal of extending our lives not just for a few years or even decades, but indefinitely. Even if aging is conquered, our biological bodies are too fragile to ensure our survival against accident and mayhem over very long periods of time.
  3. Truly long-term survival will probably require the transfer of our minds and personalities from biological brains and bodies to a different substrate. The last two essays in this section explore the feasibility of doing this.

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