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Hamlet’s Transhumanist Dilemma: Will Technology Replace Biology?



Nikola Danaylov

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Posted: Mar 7, 2016


IEET Affiliate Scholar Nikola Danaylov discusses in this short video whether it is nobler to transcend our biology through technology or continue our existence in the flesh. Watch to discover:


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Splendid video, Gospodin, Danaylov! You cut to the heart of human identity with Shakespeare yet! Bravo. I look at it this way, if we have a chance to insert a fully functional mechanical heart, in the chest of a child, who has no replacement transplant heart, ready for the surgeon to connect in, versus let the child perish, I would opt, mechanical, all the way, and so would most people.

If we have a soul, like thinkers such as Ben Goertzel, or Eric Steinhart say, it is a pattern connected with memory (which may also be a pattern. Thus, it's pattern identity, all the way down. (to quote Sagan). I am not saying that there is nothing spiritual in the universe, but I am suggesting that physics laws must play a part.

Keep on vlogging, please.



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