Transhumanism: Core Technologies - Introduction
More (Max) & Vita-More (Natasha)
Source: More & Vita-More - The Transhumanist Reader, Introduction to Part IV
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  1. To a greater degree than other philosophies of life, transhumanism2's realization depends on continuing technological advancement. Current levels of technology are not sufficient to achieve the goals of extending the maximum human lifespan, enhancing our cognition, refining our emotions at a neurobiological level, expanding our civilization reliably beyond this planet, and so on.
  2. Part IV includes essays from renowned technological thinkers on some of the core technologies for converting radical transhumanist3 ideas into practical applications.
  3. Crucial advances can come from unexpected directions, but some of the technologies that have especially attracted interest in transhumanism4 are artificial intelligence (as already seen in "Goertzel (Ben) - Artificial General Intelligence and the Future of Humanity" in Part III), nanotechnology, biotechnology, computing, robotics, and brain-machine interfaces.



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