C4SS Fellow Tennyson elaborates on our real human potential through transhumanism.
“Can humans live 1000 years? Can we print our own products, food, body organs? Transhumanism addresses these subjects and questions.”
Interesting but the audio quality is a bit rough. The audience member's description of telomerase is rudimentary despite his air of authoritative certainty. Transhumanism has a lot of legitimately utopian aspirations but makes one weak assumption: that technology continues to advance. Environmental, financial, and military threats to human society (mostly generated by state violence) could seriously derail this futuristic train. Furthermore, Tesla and other have developed disruptive technologies but the state keeps them quiet. How do we ensure this does not occur with all the transhumanist technologies? We can't, because the state has all the funding and only allows tech to trickle down to us slowly.
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