Natasha Vita-More on Transhumanism

 Natasha Vita-More, PhD is a designer and author whose research concerns human enhancement and radical life extension. Dr. Vita-More designed the pioneering “Primo Posthuman” prototype and networked identity “Platform Diverse Body”. She is co-editor and contributing author of The Transhumanist Reader: Classical and Contemporary Essays on the Science, Technology, and Philosophy of the Future Human. Her writings have been published in numerous books and academic journals such as Technoetic Arts, Evolution haute couture, Metaverse Creativity, New Realities: Being Syncretic, Beyond Darwin, and D’ARS.

On the show we cover:
 
  • Transhumanism: Humans steering their own evolution
  • Extropy Institute: the early years of the transhumanist movement
  • Quantified Self #QS
  • Post-modernism v. Transhumanism
  • Multiple Perspective, world-views and human relations based on nonaggression, cooperation and competition
  • Psycho-Physical fine tuning
  • Joel Osteen, mature adults and  self-help
  • Therapeutic & selective biological enhancements
  • Transhumanist Body & aethetics  
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