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The Transhumanist Future of a Radical Identity with Zoltan Istvan & David Wood #3

09 Mar 2022 • 64 min • EN
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What does it mean to be human in a society in which we can use technology to modify our bodies beyond our normal capabilities, and how does that change our sense of self? Transhumanism is a futuristic movement, and we’re joined this week by David Wood (Chair of London Futurists) and Zoltan Istvan (Founder of the Transhumanist Party in the US), two leading figures with unique foresight into our transhuman future. How might we modify our bodies long into the future? Do we have the right to immortality and a duty to ‘fix’ disability? Should we be afraid to change into a different version of ourselves? We tackle all this, and so much more intriguing debate, on this episode of The Future of You. This episode of The Future of You covers:The traditional definition of transhumanism, and the form into which the movement might evolveMaintaining our personal sense of identity in a society capable of collective consciousness and hive mindsPossible reasons for fewer prominent female figures in transhumanismHow we define our bodies, and at what point they should be considered to be failingWhether we should allow ourselves to be immortal The TBD Conference - Get 25% off your tickets with code FUTUREOFYOU: Links and references at:

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