Essays in the Philosophy of Humanism, Vol 23, No 2 (2015)

The Age of Transhumanism Has Begun: Will It Bring Humanism to Its End?

Katja Siepmann, Annabella McIntosh
Issued Date: 18 Feb 2016

Abstract


This interview with Roland Benedikter, the European scholar of technology futures and politics, discusses the emergence of biological and computing technologies for transforming humanity. In this wide-ranging discussion, Benedikter discusses many ethical, social, and political implications to the application of these enhancing technologies and their coming political implications. Transhumanism, according to Benedikter, will represent both a powerful social ideology and a serious political agenda. How will humanism respond?

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