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Rights > HealthLongevity > CognitiveLiberty > FreeThought > Vision > Contributors > Rick Searle > Philosophy > Futurism
Rick Searle
The Ubiquitous Conflict between Past and Future by Rick Searle

Perhaps one of the best ways to get a grip on our thoughts about the future is to look at the future as seen in the eyes of the past. This is not supposed to be a Zen koan to cause the reader’s mind to ground to a screeching halt, but a serious suggestion. Looking at how the past saw the future might reveal some things we might not easily see with our nose so close to the glass of contemporary visions of it. A good place to look, I think, would be the artistic and cultural movement of the early 20th century that went under the name of Futu...

Rights > HealthLongevity > Personhood > Minduploading > Vision > Virtuality > Martine Rothblatt > Philosophy > Psychology > Futurism
Martine Rothblatt
The Legal Status of Multiple Revived Versions of a Person by Martine Rothblatt

Martine Rothblatt. J.D., Ph.D., author, producer, entrepreneur and Founder/President of Terasem Movement, Inc., contemplates manners in which the legal system will accommodate multiple versions of our future selves, be it a single or multiple versions or across multiple substrates of the originating, conscious person.

Rights > Vision > Fellows > Stefan Sorgner > Sociology > Philosophy
Stefan Sorgner
Beyond Humanism: Reflections on Trans- and Posthumanism by Stefan Sorgner

I am focusing here on the main counterarguments that were raised against a thesis I put forward in my article “Nietzsche, the Overhuman, and Transhumanism” (2009), namely that significant similarities can be found on a fundamental level between the concept of the posthuman, as put forward by some transhumanists, and Nietzsche’s concept of the overhuman. The articles with the counterarguments were published in the recent “Nietzsche and European Posthumanisms” issue of The Journal of Evolution and Technology (January-July 2010). As s...

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Stefan Sorgner
Nietzsche, the Overhuman, and Transhumanism by Stefan Sorgner

Bostrom rejects Nietzsche as an ancestor of the transhumanist movement, as he claims that there were merely some “surface-level similarities with the Nietzschean vision” (Bostrom 2005a, 4). In contrast to Bostrom, I think that significant similarities between the posthuman and the overhuman can be found on a fundamental level. In addition, it seems to me that Nietzsche explained the relevance of the overhuman by referring to a dimension which seems to be lacking in transhumanism. In order to explain my position, I will progress as follow...