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Transhumanism

Transhumanism is an intellectual and cultural movement supporting the use of science and technology to enhance human mental and physical abilities and aptitudes, and overcome what it regards as undesirable and unnecessary aspects of the human condition, such as disability, suffering, disease, aging and death. Described by some as the world's most dangerous idea and by others as a "movement that epitomizes the most daring, courageous, imaginative, and idealistic aspirations of humanity". (more…)


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Technicians prepare a patient for cryopreservation.

Cryonics is the low-temperature preservation[disambiguation needed] of humans and other animals that can no longer be sustained by contemporary medicine until resuscitation may be possible in the future. Human cryopreservation is not currently reversible. In the United States, cryonics can only be legally performed on humans after pronounced legally dead. The rationale for cryonics is that the process may be reversible in the future if performed soon enough, and that cryopreserved people are not dead by the modern information-theoretic definition of death. (more…)


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