transhumanism

The Vain Quest For Human Immortality

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC There is an interesting book review in the WSJ of The Immortalization Commission, by John Gray, a history and analysis of science’s quest to defeat death. The idea of human corporeal immortality is (I believe) a desperate attempt by materialists to recreate the lost hope […]

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The Singularity Approacheth!

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC Oh good grief: As if there isn’t any real news in the world, Time carries a cover story about a very smart guy named Raymond Kurzweil, and his pursuit — financed by some very rich friends — of “the singularity,” when technology takes over everything, […]

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Artificial Intelligent Computers Would be Tools, Not Moral Beings

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC Reading the Week in Review section of the NYT today, I came upon an interesting column about a new computer — dubbed Watson — that its developers hope will rise to the level of AI, defined in the side bar copied above. Watson will soon […]

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Driven Nuts by “Suffering:” Professor Urges Animal Eugenics Aimed at Eradicating Predators

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC The problem of suffering and what do to about it has occupied philosophers and religious thinkers since humans first created civilization. This concern has led to to the creation of great religions, such as Buddhism, and impelled some of us to astonishing acts of empathy […]

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Pitching the New Transhumanism Religion in the NYT

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC Apparently some of the richest people in Silicon Valley have caught the transhumanism bug–Google types, no less. An extensive article in Sunday’s New York Times’ business section tells the story. From. “Merely Human? That’s So Yesterday:” On a Tuesday evening this spring, Sergey Brin, the […]

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Obsession With Radically Extending Longevity Could Hurt Society

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC I am not a big believer that science will extend the normal human lifespan anytime soon–if ever. But I find it interesting that the transhumanist idea of immortality has caught on in some influential circles, with some insisting that the prevention of aging is a […]

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The Lexicon of Transhumanism Isn’t the Movement’s Problem

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC It’s been awhile since I checked on the latest anti humanism pitched by the transhumanism propagandist, J. Hughes. He has apparently decided that the usual buzz words used to promote the movement–the notion that we should “seize control of human evolution” (as if we have […]

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Surrogates and Caprica: Splendid Sci Fi Warnings Against Transhumanism

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC I love good science fiction. It is a splendid vehicle for exploring the deepest issues in a very entertaining way, without getting too serious or bogged down in high brow importance. Indeed, good sci-fi is a powerful magnifying mirror, telling us where we are, and […]

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Libertarian Transhumanism: Treating Future Humanity Like Play Doh

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC I have been watching the libertarian love affair with Utopian transhumanism for some time. It seems odd to me. Libertarians tend to see themselves as hard-headed realists about the motives and hearts of men. But whenever they get a whiff of the futurist opium, many […]

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Robots Will Never be People and Should Never Have Rights

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC Transhumanists and other futurists insist that the future will bring us robots who have become “conscious” beings, and that when they do, “sentient” machines should receive what we now call human rights. This is all fanciful, of course. Robots of the kind envisioned would only […]

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If I Only Had a Brain

The Scientist has a short blurb out today asking their audience about the ‘Future of Brain Interfaces’. It’s free to access this article however, you do need to set-up a free account. They are asking their readership to provide a “wish-list” for brain interface technologies. What would you want added, subtracted or changed? Mind-bending, mind-altering, […]

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Super Human Olympics Needed?

Leon Kass and others have often wondered if the transhumanist agenda takes off, will we need a new category of Olympic competition? The Special Olympics for the DisabledThe “Regular” OlympicsThe “Enhanced” Bio-Olympics for the computer/technologically super humans This story in the NYT today will further this conversation. “Track and field’s world governing body ruled on […]

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Quest for immortality

Who Has the Word of Eternal Life? Share Tweet +1 Stumble Share PinShares 0

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