The Temptingly Transhuman Android of Albertus Magnus

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“Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring” – Marilyn Monroe

To err is human. To err is human.

Political scientist Francis Fukuyama once described transhumanism (the aspirational intellectual perspective that effective application of technology will ultimately usher in the transformative age of the “post-human”) as one of the “world’s most dangerous ideas”, warily commenting “Although the rapid advances in biotechnology often leave us vaguely uncomfortable, the intellectual or moral threat they represent is not always easy to identify. The human race, after all, is a pretty sorry mess, with our stubborn diseases, physical limitations, and short lives. Throw in humanity’s jealousies, violence, and constant anxieties, and the transhumanist project begins to look downright reasonable. If it were technologically possible, why wouldn’t we want to transcend our current species? The seeming reasonableness of the project, particularly when considered in small increments, is part of its danger…

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