The Case For Active Transhumanism by David Wood
Accelerating technological change threatens to shatter the human condition in multiple ways. We – all of us – face profound questions over the management of artificial intelligence, nanoscale computers, bio-engineering, cognitive enhancements, ubiquitous robots, drone swarms, nuclear power, planet-scale geo-engineering, and much more.
What these technologies enable is, potentially, a world of extraordinary creativity, unprecedented freedom, and abundant wellbeing. That’s provided we can see clearly enough, in advance, the major disruptive opportunities we will need to seize and steer, so we can reach that destination. And provided we can step nimbly through a swath of treacherous landmines along the way.
That’s no small undertaking. It will take all our wisdom and strength. It’s going to require the very highest calibre of foresight.
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See also: David Wood - Chair at London Futurists and author