The Unspeakable Revolution (Transhumanity)
[...] We are on the threshold of the era of astropolitics, and we perceive even now that the elites of the Earth may encounter higher forms of life in space. In addition to these contingencies we do not overlook the abolition of death by the technique of detecting worn-out molecules and making suitable replacements. Nor is it sensible to ignore the chance that new factors (for instance, parapsychological processes) may further complicate the future of man’s politics. Author ID: 25392 Title ID: URL:
Moving right along, let’s add transhumanity to immortality; now we are in the big time. But it will tax any writer’s skill just to convince a human that the way from here is up.
He imagined his colony of ever-changing trans-humanity, each generation reaching deeper into the beast to clear away evolution’s stubborn residues, and himself wandering across the colony’s variants, an estranged Moses crossing and recrossing the river Jordan, always hearing something different on a changing Sinai.
Okay, it’s scary stuff for Dr. Wheeler to watch his daughter turn into a cell of the evolving transhumanity, but beyond the goosebumps, there’s the desire to get on with central object of thematic interest and natural simian curiosity, namely the fate and nature of those billions, that complex of civilizations, those people just like you and me who embraced the Apocalypse.
The Isolationists pressed for the immediate expansion of the extant Clades across all the solar system, the establishment and recognition of a dead transhumanity that had severed all ties with planet-bound humanity.
You don’t need me to safeguard the future of Carter-Zimmerman on your behalf. Or the future of transhumanity. You can do it in person.
I do not understand these things well. I do not know about Australopithecus and evolution and what you call transhumanity, posthumanity.
‘What’s transhumanity?’ asks Frank. ‘Editing the body, copying the body, transcending the body,’ says Perl, extending a perfect finger for each one. ‘We're going to show you all about it so that you can write it up. And then people will know the way.’
The Feds, in the end, had to rely on Roger and Erythrina to save civilization, because they had mastered the lost arts of trans-humanity, they were ready to boot-up into being beyond anything they had ever known.
Harold D. Lasswell, "World Revolution of Our Time"
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