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We, as a species, stand at a unique place in history. For the first time we are aware of, human beings have the knowledge of our own genome. We have the technology to manipulate the very essence of what makes us human beings – at least at a genetic level. This knowledge is very powerful. What will we choose to do with it? What can we do with it? What possibilities exist? Is it ethical to do anything with it at all? And genetics are just the beginning. What about cybernetics? What about performance enhancing pharmaceuticals? With advances in artificial intelligence and computer science, there is even the possibility of uploading the human mind itself to a machine or computer.
At what point does a human stop being human and become something else? Something more? Something less? Such questions fall under the concept known as Transhumanism. Transhumanism reflects on what what it means to go beyond what is currently defined as humanity. Some transhumanists refer to this paradigm as >H or H+ meaning greater than or more than human. Some would argue that the modifications being considered, however, would result in something less than human or not even human at all. These arguments will be looked at an considered as well as those in favor of such advancements. The answers will define us as a species for the rest of time. With such far-reaching ramifications, does it not behoove each and every one of us to take part in this discussion?
That is the purpose UnForge.com seeks to serve.