Transhumanism – (abbreviated as H+ or h+)
Humankind is merging with technology. The trans-humanism movement is growing explosively World-wide where implantable technology is at the front of the tidal wave of enquiry.
This technology is seen by its proponents as a kind of techno-enhanced form of consciousness, and they may well be right, on the other hand it could all go very badly wrong with truly biblical scale ramifications.
One of the Gurus of this future is Ray Kurzweil, Director of Engineering at Google. Here is Ray describing his vision of yours and your children’s future, if Ray gets his Way. Be aware that the experience he is describing will be increasingly available through implantable devices and self-inserting nano-technology, to enable the accessing of search engines and databases that will in effect think for you! mmmmmmm. Check it out.
This technology begs many, many questions and has the potential to lead rapidly into a very dystopian future as portrayed by Hollywood in many of its offerings – Terminator – Rise of the Machines for example.
The implications are Global in scale and requires as many people as possible to become informed in these and similar issues and start to raise the debate.