October 18, 2006

Nick Bostrom wants to be a posthuman when he grow up

Transhumanist philosopher Nick Bostrom has released a forthcoming article that will appear in Medical Enhancement and Posthumanity, a book edited by Bert Gordijn and Ruth Chadwick. The article is titled, "Why I Want to be a Posthuman When I Grow Up."
Abstract: Extreme human enhancement could result in posthuman modes of being. After offering some definitions and conceptual clarification, I argue for two theses. First, some posthuman modes of being would be very worthwhile. Second, it could be very good for human beings to become posthuman.
You can read the entire chapter here.


Illimar Altosaar said...

Dear George, Can you please tell me who is the artist of this 'monkey to man' evolutionary graphic piece accompanying your blog announcement on "Nick Bostrom wants to be Posthuman when he grows up" uploaded around October 2006? It is very reminiscent of the "Neues Man" exhibition here in Ottawa at the NAG this past summer. Illimar Altosaar, University of Ottawa

George said...

Either Kenn Brown or Chris Wren from Mondolithic Studios (can't remember who):