Author: Andrew Pilsch
ISBN: 9781452954882
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In this book, Andrew Pilsch counters these critiques, arguing instead that transhumanism's utopian rhetoric actively imagines radical new futures for the species and its habitat.

Tracing Rhetoric And Material Life

Author: Bridie McGreavy
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319657119
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... transhumanism, see Andrew Pilsch, Transhumanism: Evolutionary Futurism
and the Human Technologies of Utopia (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota
Press, forthcoming, 2017). Richard A. Rogers, “Overcoming the Objectification of
Nature in Constitutive Theories: Toward a Transhuman, Materialist Theory of
Communication,” Western Journal of Communication 62, no. 3 (1998): 264. Julie
Kalil Schutten and Richard A. Rogers, “Magick as an Alternative Symbolic:
Enacting ...

The Transhumanist Reader

Author: Max More
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118555996
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Featuring core writings by seminal thinkers in the speculative possibilities of the posthuman condition, essays address key philosophical arguments for and against human enhancement, explore the inevitability of life extension, and consider ...


Author: Gregory R. Hansell
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1456815679
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Assessing Societal Implications Of Converging Technological Development

Author: Gerhard Banse
Publisher: edition sigma
ISBN: 3894049413
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as the age-old scourges war, poverty, and environmental degradation, the
utopian imagination always includes an implicit or explicit critique of the
economic and political structures of existing societies. Futurism, however, is often
nothing more than an extrapolation of trends in S&T, a vision of a high-tech
version of present society. ... In their futurist texts, they envisioned civilisations
that control evolution, create improved humans or new species, and colonise
outer space. In Bernal's ...


Author: David Livingstone
Publisher: David Livingstone
ISBN: 1515232573
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While the name is new, the idea has long been a popular theme of science fiction, featured in such films as 2001: A Space Odyssey, Blade Runner, the Terminator series, and more recently, The Matrix, Limitless, Her and Transcendence.

Perfecting Human Futures

Author: J. Benjamin Hurlbut
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3658110449
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Transhuman Visions and Technological Imaginations J. Benjamin Hurlbut, Hava
Tirosh-Samuelson. which was a slow, uncontrolled, and unpredictable process,
now evolution will be fast, controlled, and directed by humans. This imagined
technological future is at once a vision of radical human agency and control
engendered through newfound technological powers. Notions of “[e]nhancement
revolution” (Buchanan, Brock, & Daniels, 2000; Buchanan, 2011), “radical
evolution” ...

Battlestar Galactica And Philosophy

Author: Jason T. Eberl
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444356577
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In his course “New Concepts of the Human,” FM2030 used the term “transhuman
to denote any “transitory human” who's in the process of directing her own
evolution past human by adopting technology to enhance perceived
shortcomings of evolution thus far. FM2030's book, Up Wingers: A Futurist
Manifesto, features a calltoarms for transhumanist rights and activism.5 In 1980,
the first international transhumanist conference took place at UCLA. And in the
1980s technology seemed ...

Latin American Modern Architectures

Author: Patricio del Real
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113623442X
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Covering urban and territorial histories from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, along with detailed building analyses, this book is your best source for historical and critical essays on a sampling of Latin America's diverse ...

Speculative Blackness

Author: André M. Carrington
ISBN: 9780816678969
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