27 - Transhumanism and War

Tue, Apr 25

Today we will turn to particular futuristic technologies and consider their impact. Transhumanism is the social and philosophical movement devoted to promoting the research and development of robust human-enhancement technologies. We will look at transhumanist technologies through two lenses, first through war and the creation of a "super-soldier" and next, on Tuesday, we will consider whether the ultra-rich should live forever.

 

Today's slides can be found here

 

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As we prepare for class consider the following questions:

  • Are there good circumstances for human enhancement?
  • What are the differences between biomedical treatment and enhancement?
  • What are the rights of individual soldiers? of the governments fighting wars?

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