Thursday, January 8, 2015
The manifest destiny of Transhumanism (#2169)
Defined as: Transhumanism (abbreviated H+ or h+) is an international cultural and intellectual movement with an eventual goal of fundamentally transforming by developing and making widely available technologies to greater enhance human, intellectual, physical and psychological capacities."-Google. In other words, leaving behind myths, superstitions and belief systems that deter our curious nature to explore that which we don't know and apply what we do know to good utility for all of the human species and other species' we have dominion over. The age of enlightenment is still fighting to free itself from the fear of the unknown. Still too many humans do not have the courage to live life with boldness and wonder. Boldness and wonder are within all of us but many have chosen to suppress these human values for a safe harbor rooted in our ancient past. A calculation that does not forward our advancing civilization but actually one that undermines it. However these mistaken souls have gotten to their complacency, their fear will not deter the strength of those of us who see a better future for all of humankind. If we must we will drag them into a better future despite their fear frozen choices. The awe and magnificence of discovery is just waiting for us to experience. When we stop looking so hard into what we can't do and focus more energy into what we can do we will find that that which we couldn't previously do has now become more possible. Each time we move a step closer toward new understandings, the closer we get to solving old problems that seemed impossible to overcome. Our manifest destiny in the 21st century is a mental one. As human beings, we need and have a duty to find our strength and courage so that we can continue to improve the human condition.