Modern humanity with some 5,000 years of recorded history has been experiencing growing pains, with no end in sight. It is high time for humanity to grow up and to transcend itself by embracing transhumanism.
Transhumanism offers the most inclusive ideology for all ethnicities and races, the religious and the atheists, conservatives and liberals, the young and the old regardless of socioeconomic status, gender identity, or any other individual qualities. This book expounds on contemporary views and practical advice from more than 70 transhumanists.
Astronaut Neil Armstrong said on the Apollo 11 moon landing in 1969, “One small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.” Transhumanism is the next logical step in the evolution of humankind, and it is the existential solution to the long-term survival of the human race.
Table of Contents
About the Book. - About the Editor. - Contributing Authors. - Part I Brave New World of Transhumanism: 1. Brave New World of Transhumanism. - 2 History of Transhumanism. - 3 The Boundaries of the Human: From Humanism to Transhumanism. – 4. How Transhumanism Will Get Us Through the Third Millennium. – 5. The United States Transhumanist Party and the Politics of Abundance - Part II Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Superintelligence:6 . Beauty is in the A.I. of the Beholder: Artificial and Superintelligence. - 7 The Intelligence Value Argument and Effects on Regulating Autonomous Artificial Intelligence. – 8. Choices in a Mediated Artificial Super Intelligence Assisted World: The Future Before Us. – 9. The Upward Spiral of Inspiration in a mASI Assisted World: Where Root-Cause Solutions Empower Positive Feedback Loops. – 10. Creating conversational AI capable of uncommon range and empathy, for the betterment of business and humanity. - 11 Humanizing Machines. - 12 Ethics and Bias in Machine Learning: A Technical Study of What Makes Us “Good”. - 13 Philosophical, Moral, and Ethical Rationalization of Artificial Intelligence. – 14. Theopolis Monk: Envisioning a Future of A.I. Public Service. - 15. Hacking the Human Problem. Part III Super Longevity and Rejuvenation: 16. In Search of Super Longevity and the Meaning of Life. -17. A Reflection on Aging. – 18. Drinking from the air. – 19. Transhumanism and Older Adult Quality of Life. – 20. Are You Willing to Die for Reductionism?. – 21. What Do We Need to Know to Treat Degenerative Aging as a Medical Condition to Extend Healthy Lifespan?. – 22. Harnessing Nature’s Clues for Regeneration, Disease Reversion, and Rejuvenation. - 23 Induced Cell Turnover and the Future of Regenerative Medicine. - 24. Extending Healthy Human Lifespan using Gene Therapy. – 25. How to Reach a Societal Turning Point on Life Extension. – 26. How to Organize a Moonshot Project for Amortality: Scientific, Political, Social and Ethical Questions. - 27 Taking Up the Cosmic Office: Transhumanism and the Necessity of Longevity. Part IV Biohacking and Mental Health: 28. Cyborgs and Cybernetic Art. – 29. My Transhumanist Story of Overcoming with LEGO. - 30 Biohacktivism, Cyborgasm, and Transhumanism. – 31. The (R)Evolution of the Human Mind. – 32. Transhumanism from the View of a Psychologist, Focusing on Mental Health Issues. PART V Blockchain and Cryptocurrency: 33. Transhuman Crypto Cloudminds. – 34. Transhumanism and Distributed Ledger Technologies. – 35. DoI-SMS: A Diffusion of Innovations based Subsidy Minting Schedule for Proof-of-Work Cryptocurrencies PART VI Art, Literature, and Film: 36. In the afterglow of the Big Bang: Science, Science Fiction, and Transhumanism. - 37. Not in the Image of Humans: Robots as Humans’ Other in Contemporary Science Fiction Film, Literature and Art. – 38. Jethro Knights—Human to Machine: A Hero We Love To Hate. – 39. Art and Transhumanism. – 40. An Artist’s Creative Process: A Model for Conscious Evolution. Part VII Society and Ethics: 41 Pragmatic Paths in Transhumanism. – 42. Leave Nobody Behind: The Future of Societies. - 43 Should We Genetically Engineer Humans to Live in Space?. – 44. The Meme of Altruism and Degrees of Personhood. – 45. Charity in a Transhumanist World, and Our World Becoming So. – 46. Two-Worlds Theory: When Offline and Online Worlds Begin to Blur. - 47 Digital Eternity. – 48. Nietzschean Superhuman Evolution in Decentralized Technological Era. – 49. A Transhumanist world comes from diversity of thought. – 50. Imagination and Transhumansim. – 51. Transhumanism is the idea of man merging with the technology. – 52. Towards Sustainable Superabundance. – 53. Utilizing Transhumanism for the United Nations Global Goals. – 54. Geoengineering: Approaching Climate Change as a Present-Day, Preventable Issue. – 55. IoT and Transhumanism. – 56. Transhumanism in India: Past, Present and the Future. PART VIII Philosophy and Religion: 57. Advancing Neutral Monism in Big History and Transhumanist Philosophy. – 58. World at Play. – 59. Transhumanism: Variety is the Ultimate Hack. – 60. Christian? Transhumanist? A Christian Primer for Engaging Transhumanism. – 61. Christian Transhumanism: Exploring the Future of Faith. – 62. Boarding the Transhumanist Train: How Far Should the Christian Ride?. – 63. Thinking Like a Christian about Transhumanism. – 64. Transfigurism: A Future of Religion as Exemplified by Religious Transhumanists. – 65. A Transhumanist God. – 66. Equalism: Paradise Regained.