In Altered Carbon, bodies just become ‘sleeves’ for downloaded human brains to occupy.
Leaving our earthly bodies and living forever as a machine isn’t just a thing of modern science fiction. These transhumanist ideas date back to the 18th century.
Eric Cantona at the UEFA President’s award.
Cantona was right to raise concerns about the future, says an expert on transhumanism.
We shouldn’t assume that discussion of bodily changes necessarily means progression towards a more equal society.
Long read: How nature is fighting our attempts to use biohacking to live forever.
Bjorn Larsson Rosvall/EPA
Seemingly innocuous security chips could enable companies to monitor employees in more sinister ways.
Chips with everything.
Sweden’s deep relationship with digital technology helps explain why its biohacking scene is so unique.
Cryonics is no longer synonymous with science fiction. What are we technically capable of doing and what do we have the right to do?
This is the audio version of an in depth article from The Conversation, which explores the ethics of transhumanism.
We can either take advantage of advances in technology to enhance human beings (never to go back), or we can legislate to prevent this from happening.
Science fiction has a more important job to do – it allows us to see ourselves in a new light.
Will bionic humans, augmented by hi-tech prostheses and microchips, be a benefit for humanity? The reality is more mixed.
The quest for technology to be the salvation of humankind neglects to consider some darker truths that lead to dystopia.
Can technology help us to beat death?
How far would you go to better your life, to live longer, to beat death? And how much can technology help us in that quest?
The latest remake of Ghost in the Shell ducks the philosophical questions posed by the cyborg technology of the future.
Transhumanism sees mind uploading as the ultimate destiny of humanity, but it’s actually a dangerous distraction.
DNA can’t help you win.
Talent is unfair. One can quibble about what it actually is. But there is little doubt that it is something that emerges not just from the genes but also from their interaction with the environment. Different…