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2. What is TRANSHUMANISM? Dr. Ferrando (NYU) - Course "The Posthuman" Lesson n. 2

Posthumans2017-12-07
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The video explores transhumanism, a movement focused on enhancing humans through science and technology. It discusses democratic and libertarian transhumanism, emphasizing equal access and individual choice. The roots of transhumanism date back to the Enlightenment, with goals of progress driving the movement. The concept of transitioning from human to posthuman through technology is also explored, touching on mind uploading, human consciousness in machines, and potential future evolution on Mars. The video distinguishes between transhumanism and posthumanism, inviting viewers to learn more on the website woo.posthuman.org.

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Discussion on transhumanism as a movement focused on human enhancement.
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Transhumanism includes democratic and libertarian schools of thought, both aiming for human enhancement through science and technology.
Democratic transhumanism focuses on equal access to enhancement technologies.
Libertarian transhumanism supports a free market approach to human enhancement.
The roots of transhumanism can be traced back to the Enlightenment, with progress and individual choice as key drivers of the movement.
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Discussion on transhumanism, posthumanism, and human enhancement.
07:25
Exploration of transitioning from human to posthuman through technology.
Topics include mind uploading, human consciousness in machines, and potential evolution on Mars.
Highlighting the distinction between transhumanism and posthumanism.
Encouragement to visit woo.posthuman.org for more information and future videos on posthumanism.