In Favor of Transhumanism

Over the last hundred years, technology has greatly lengthened and improved our human lives. But not everyone trusts this eventual progress into transhumanism. I’d like to post some philosophical arguments for and against.

First, in favor:

Can humans function without the old religious narratives? They can, they just need new narratives based on a scientific worldview. Such narratives could be transhumanist, of humans playing their role as links in a chain leading to greater forms of being and consciousness; or perhaps they will focus on the idea that cosmic evolution is the story of the universe becoming self-conscious through conscious beings like ourselves. Whatever shape those narratives take, they must be informed by the belief that humans can evolve into something much more than they are now.

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