Humanity Plus: How Transhumanism Will Change Human Race

Tuesday, June 14, 2011
By Paul Martin

Joel Falconer

Human technology is an incredible phenomenon. It’s something that grows exponentially: for every advance we make, our next advances are more varied and easier to attain.

Our inventions are all around us, every day, making every part of life easier. Some people say that’s a terrible thing. I’m a futurist — I think it’s incredible.

But hey, if you want to go back to shoveling your own waste into the ground, be my guest.

Here’s a concept that’s even more fascinating than human technology: human technology. That is, putting the technology into humans.

Transhumanism, as it’s known, is the process of augmenting ourselves with advanced technology; the point where the technology isn’t merely an extension of ourselves — like your smartphone probably is — but a part of ourselves.

In shorthand, futurists refer to transhumanism as H+, or humanity plus. In just two characters they make the claim that technology can make us better than we are.

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