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Monday, October 20, 2008

“Michael Jackson seems to reflect various trans-mutant themes.”

posted by on October 20 at 13:00 PM

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H+ Magazine just launched. It’s apparently the world’s first transhumanist magazine.

Wikipedia defines transhumanism as follows:

Transhumanism (sometimes symbolized by >H or H+),[1] a term often used as a synonym for “human enhancement”, is an international, intellectual and cultural movement supporting the use of science and technology to enhance human mental and physical abilities and aptitudes, and overcome what it regards as undesirable and unnecessary aspects of the human condition, such as disability, suffering, disease, aging, and involuntary death.

There are several articles about cell phones implanted into the human body, Botox parties, and attempts to defeat aging. And there are reviews of transhumanist fiction, too. I’m not sure if H+ will be the standard-bearer of transhumanismósome of the design is pretty badóbut I know transhumanism is only going to get bigger as we move into the future.

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until transhumanism embraces pharmacology it'll be nothing but superficiality.

Posted by Bellevue Ave | October 20, 2008 1:18 PM
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and seriously h+ came across has HIV Positive, which would be a way more interesting read.

Posted by Bellevue Ave | October 20, 2008 1:19 PM
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Yea, leave it up to these "thinkers" to imaging a cell phone as the ultimate organ.

Posted by John Bailo | October 20, 2008 1:20 PM
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michael who?

Posted by any random kid under 25 | October 20, 2008 1:22 PM
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Yeah, because the only thing that would make your two year cellular contract better would be having to go under the knife when you switch plans.

Posted by elenchos | October 20, 2008 1:23 PM
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Sounds like a Heinlein subplot.

Posted by Greg | October 20, 2008 1:24 PM
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@5:

LOL, if it were Clearwire, they would give you the implant surgery free, but removing it would cost thousands in fees.

Posted by John Bailo | October 20, 2008 1:25 PM
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It will take a great deal more than mere technological enhancements to transcend the human state. Besides there have been several so-called transhuman movements before now, they're called religions. Some have been working on something called "Enlightenment", while others claim to provide life after death. Progress in both thus far has been equivicable.

Posted by inkweary | October 20, 2008 1:27 PM
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Defeat aging? Botox parties? Great, if there's one thing this planet needs, it's immortal yuppies.

Posted by iflurry | October 20, 2008 1:28 PM
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"John Bailo" is the first semisentient posting AI bot

Posted by the world of tomorrow | October 20, 2008 1:31 PM
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My spelling today is not equivocal, it is really bad.

Posted by inkweary | October 20, 2008 2:16 PM
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Add "upwardly-mobile tech workers" to the long list of people who don't want to die and are willing to entertain wild fantasies for a moment's respite from that depressing reality.

Any word on when the first trans-human cuddle parties will be taking place?

Posted by flamingbanjo | October 20, 2008 2:28 PM
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What's up with the cover model's gray hair?

Posted by Amelia | October 20, 2008 11:21 PM
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I'm in on this shit. Gonna get me a PVC replacement skeleton with embedded morphine injection. HIZZAH!

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Posted by Sean Phelps | October 22, 2008 12:56 AM

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