Transhumanism – beyond human

Noun – Pronunciation: /tranzˈhjuːmənɪzm/

Definition: The belief or theory that the human race can evolve beyond its current physical and mental limitations, especially by means of science and technology.

People interested in the transhumanism movement have the desire to live longer, healthier and become more intelligent. They want to engineer the human evolution by themselves and enable more control of the future of mankind.  They are confident in science to achieve their goals by using genetic engineering / information technology and also research in molecular nanotechnology and artificial intelligence.

One of the ultimate goal for many transhumanists (people who believe/follow transhumanism) is to overcome human mortality. Big challenge but not impossible.

It was science fiction years ago but it starts to be very real these years with IT and science innovations.

You also can see a trend in mainstream media. A recent article of Business Insider Singapore for example:

Designer babies and genetically edited humans are coming far sooner than we think

Cyberpunk sub-genre has definitely a link with transhumanism. It is high-Tech, based on reality but also have a glimpse of science fiction (IA research for ex).

I don’t know what you think about this movement but have a look on it because even Google may be involved;p

Google vs Death – Transhumanist Responses

And what about a tranhumanist US President ?;p

Should a Transhumanist Run for US President?


If you have more links or info please share on the comments guys:)



Some links about Transhumanism

Lifeboat Foundation

A nonprofit nongovernmental organization dedicated to encouraging scientific advancements while helping humanity survive existential risks and possible misuse of increasingly powerful technologies, including genetic engineering, nanotechnology, and robotics/AI, as we move towards the Singularity.


non-profit educational organization dedicated to elevating the human condition

Transhumanist Values

NICK BOSTROM – Oxford University, Faculty of Philosophy

H+ Magazine

Humanity+ is a not for profit organization dedicated to developing knowledge about the science, technology, and social changes of the 21st century.

Stanford Transhumanist Association

Prepare students and the public for a world characterized by an ever-increasing amount of technological and social change.

Science for Life Extension Foundation

Foundation created to make radical life extension a global initiative.Increase funding for research in regenerative medicine, gerontology, genetics, neuroscience, systems biology, and related sciences aimed at studying the mechanisms of aging and searching for methods to increase human longevity.


TEDx – The coming transhuman era


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