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July 31st, 2007

The Trouble with Transhumanists

"In my opinion, Mother Nature is a psychopathic bitch, and she is out to get you," nanotech researcher and engineer Tihamer Toth-Fejel comments offhand during his presentation on the potentials of future technology. "[You have to] adapt, change or die." His words are stern, but the audience hardly bats a collective eye. After all, he's preaching to the choir—this is TransVision 2007, where transhumanists the world over gather to discuss issues such as immortality, space colonization and the emergence of the post-human. The convention is hosted annually by the World Transhumanist Association, a group devoted to the use of emerging technologies to enhance mankind's physical and mental capabilities to their maximum possible extent. And while this all may sound like a bunch of sci-fi hoo-ha, don't be fooled—these guys are for real, and they mean business.


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