By Free Thinkers Collective March 16, 2022
The term "Transhumanism" was coined by Julian Huxley, the brother of "Brave New World" author Aldous Huxley. Most simply put, it is the concept of enhancing the human experience on a biological level by means of merging the body with technology such as artificial neurons , etc.)
In a broader sense, transhumanism can also refer to the idea of transferring or transitioning human experience to a virtual reality environment, or "uploading" one's consciousness to an artificially-intelligent (AI) system — which is presumed to be able to offer a much greater degree of control over one's experience than the real reality. This idea, however, would be better termed "artificial humanism" or "arti-humanism" or "virtual realism".
Technological inventions are only as benevolent as the minds behind their creation (or the minds controlling those minds). Technology in the wrong hands, such as in the hands of the current established system we are under, is clearly seen to be extremely dangerous to Humanity.
Scientists who unconsciously believe in the legitimacy of the gang of thugs who call themselves our government may not understand that technology that should be used to empower humans may in point of fact, further enfeeble us.
Listen to what scientist & transhumanist Richard Seed says below:
One of the most mainstream transhumanist thinkers is inventor and futurist Ray Kurzweil who is involved in fields such as optical character recognition (OCR), text-to-speech synthesis, speech recognition technology, and electronic keyboard instruments.
He has written books on health, artificial intelligence (AI), transhumanism, the technological singularity, and futurism. Kurzweil is a public advocate for the futurist and transhumanist movements and gives public talks to share his optimistic outlook on life extension technologies and the future of nanotechnology, robotics, and biotechnology.
The following videos provide a brief summary of how Kurzweil imagines the future of humanity:
"A mind is a brain that's conscious. Consciousness is a synonym for subjectivity and there's a conceptual gap between subjectivity and objective observation, which is what science is. I would actually maintain that there is no scientific way to demonstrate that an entity is conscious. It's only apparent to itself".
"And my prediction is that we will—this is an objective prediction—we will come to accept entities that are not biological as conscious. But it's not going to be, "Okay, machines on the right side of the room, humans on the left." It's going to be all mixed up. If you talk to a biological human, they will have lots of non-biological processes going on in their body and brain. Those computers will be out on the clouds, and the thinking of that "person" isn't even just in their body and brain even in the non-biological portion, it's out on the cloud. So it's going to be all mixed up, there's not going to be a clear distinction between human and machine".
"The bottom line is we are one human-machine civilization. This technology has already expanded who we are and is going to go into high gear when we get to the steep part of the exponential." - Ray Kurzweil
Kurzweil says he uses lucid dreams for creative work — yet he thinks of those experiences as somehow "not real", in the sense that they can't be any more than the product of chaotic brain activity, because consciousness is an "activity of the brain" Kurzweil has assumed.
the Transhumanist group Humanity+ is one organization that is pushing for the transhumanist agenda.
They hold beliefs such as "To Survive, We Must Go Extinct".