is an ultra high-tech dream of computer scientists, philosophers, neuro scientists and many others. Since the radical advances in technology to augment the human body, brain and ultimately the entire human experience. It is a philosophy which supports the idea that mankind should proactively enhance itself and steer the course of it’s in an evolution.
Tranhuman are those who wish to become what they call Post Human. Transhumans are someone that has been modified with performance-enhancing body, brain augmentations to the point that they can no longer be called human. They have mutated themselves into an altogether new being. To most people it sounds like something from a science fiction story. Few are aware of constant breakthroughs in technology which make the Transhumans vision a very real possibility for the near future.
There are chip interfaces, computer chips that connect directly to the brain are being developed now. The main goal of the brain chip would be to increase intelligence thousands of times faster. Basically turning the human brain into supercomputer. Lifelong emotional well-being is a key concept with Transhumans. This can be achieved through recalibration of the pleasure sensors in the brain. Pharmaceutical loops read intercepts and suggested that these will be cleaner and safer than mind-altering checks in today. The goal is to replace all years of experience with gradients and pleasure beyond the normal human experience.
Nanotechnology is a pivotal area concerning Transhumans. It is decided to creating machines which are of the nano size and molecules nanotech assembly machines will be able to build an atomic level and replicate any chemically permitted form of matter. Such machines can create organic tissue for medical use. Using this type of technology could dramatically prolong life span. Some experts say that we will soon be possible to live forever.
Artificial Intelligence, the creation of thinking robots is closely related to the mind machine merger concept of Nora chips. Much speculation is being done as to what relationships will exist between enhancements and AI machines. Some believe that machines will completely take over the human. Still others believe that humanity will emerge totally with digital technology by uploading individual consciousness to a virtual reality. After downloaded one could live forever within a computer-generated reality, forgetting his physical body. In this machine the individual can merge their intelligence with the collective intelligence of all others in a digital reality, effectively becoming one super intelligent being.
This concept is popularly referred to you as the Hive Mind. It is understandable that people want to have happy, healthy, lives with his many years experience as possible. The concept of a better world for the common person is to fulfill all his dreams. However, surviving the world of today without thinking about dreams of tomorrow would be like some cold hard realities.
If the technology were to be given the common people, a greater danger exists. The science of controlling population can be fully realized through the use of brain chips. A completely digitized population that can be manipulated the same way one controls a computer just who will be behind the post human keyboard.
The Transhumans agenda caters to a materialistic mind; it offers us the key to emotional well-being, superior intelligence and prolonged existence. It completely ignores the fact that these things are readily available to us right now. Our rational minds are anything but a rational, because they automatically assume that something is one way for another .we can either be religious or scientifically minded there is no third alternative. Go either this or that, one or the other. It is through this lack of personal investigation that we decide ourselves, decide to follow established lines of thought.
Problems with Transhumans:
The benefits such as longer life, increase in the intelligence, a better communication, it’s easy to see the appeal of Transhumans .But along with these benefits comes the potential dangers applications of converging technologies. Dangers which are either evolved or completely ignored by any Transhumans fundamentalist community and the intuitive level, I think most people are well aware of these dangers. However there are not well aware of Transhumans in general. The following list of problems will only increase in relevance as Transhumans steadily makes its way into the mainstream.
The desire to leave a long happy, healthy life is undeniably a good thing. However can we achieve the ability to extend human lives indefinitely, certain issues will arise. Already we were inundated with claims that the earth is over populated. The correlation between environmental degradation in rising population numbers, it’s not new. China faced in its one-child policy gradually and it makes sense that similar policies will be faced and globally its life extension therapies become widely used. In a world where humans live forever it’s the final say on reproduction, government would manage human life .The right to life could become a privilege and be based on each person’s degree of usefulness to society. This scenario is unavoidable of radical life extension and this brings philosophical issues which cannot be ignored.
Implantable brain chips are feasible. The nature of their future implementation has been discussed already in government documents. Although, brain chips could enhance mental capacities dramatically. They could also be used as a means of outside control, thoughts sensory stimulation and false memories could be instantly beamed into your mind and create a totally synthetic reality which is perceived as real. Humans could be remotely controlled and manipulated denying that this would happen doesn’t mean its possibility.
Uploading your mind to a computer brings an alternate way of achieving immortality but it presents limitless possibilities from the level in years. Leaving your material body behind to became an electronic data stream theoretically bring limitless digital experiences. The problem here’s a perception, yes you can feel powerful but the reality would be the entire existence is contained within a tiny computer. Computers are procreant whoever program the computer would have the complete power over your life. If they wanted to they can manipulate and torture you in ways we can’t even conceive off. It would be beyond your control to stop them because you will not be able to return to the material world, you could be tracked. The irony of the situation is that by leaving your body in pursuit of a spiritual existence. You give the power of God over to those people who may leave you behind in the physical world.
The problem of artificial intelligence is its potential to become infinitely more intelligent than us. By design an AI brain would not be human. Meantime it seems impossible to keep AI under human control just because machine could be more intelligent than us does not mean that they will superior to us. If we choose to create an artificial intelligence we may be opening the gate to around us with perceptible consequence. Of course none of these technologies will arrive in their advanced forms immediately. They will be introduced every time so as not to completely overwhelm. This in itself is a major problem because as we activated and we can easily take them for granted, the dangers will go away, in fact they will only increasing relevance. This illustrates our biggest problem with Transhumans in general.
Let the world see that can humans succeed in transforming themselves into Transhumans.