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TRANSHUMANISM AND TECHNO ETHICS [engl.]

friedhof leerTranshumanism starts from the premise that human evolution is determined by a symbiotic relationship between nature and technology. The synthesis is becoming increasingly important because the human species has to prepare for the worsening poisoning of the earth and quite possible entertain the possibility of colonizing other planets. Andy Miah, director of the Creative Futures Research in Scotland, presents the foundations of transhumanism and demonstrates how humans are increasingly gearing their biology towards achieving perfection. The promises and dangers of creating perfect humans are a theme as are the new definitions of human nature formulated by science, technology and medicine. The logical consequences of this conditio posthumana would be eternal life and superhuman abilities.

 

 

Andy Miah, bioethicist and cultural theorist, is "Fellow of Visions in Utopia and Dystopia" at the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies, University of the West of Scotland. His research discusses the intersections of art, ethics, technology and culture and he has published broadly in areas of emerging technologies, particularly related to human enhancement. Alongside his work on bioethics, he has written extensively about digital culture. He is the editor of 'Human Futures: Art in an Age of Uncertainty' (2008, Liverpool University Press and FACT). www.andymiah.net