Pros And Cons Of Transhumanism

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Transhumanism is the belief that the human race can evolve beyond its current physical and mental limitations, especially by means of science and technology (being robotic). Transhumanism is “the new procedure and technologies emerging from research laboratories and hospitals-whether mood-altering drugs, substances to boost muscle mass or selectively erase memory, prenatal genetic screening, or gene therapy” (Fukuyanna). The belief or theory that the human race can evolve beyond its current physical and mental limitations, especially by means of science and technology. Which begs the question why. Why would we consider this option? At what point does mechanically modifying your body become socially and ethically acceptable, and what happened …show more content…
Cyborgs is what the lazy believe to be the next step in human forced evolution. The problem that blurs the question is at what point we stop being humans and start being a program. The obvious arguments would be "well will you still have a soul, can you be controlled, and can it be militarized? How far should man go before they decide to play God? Now there are necessities to cybernetic enhancements that would bring families closer to gather and make veterans whole again. Cybernetic prosthetics would greatly increase the productivity in the lives of those who've suffered from injuries that caused the loss of limbs. Replacement legs so they can walk and stand again. Replacement arms and hands so they can work, play, and function with their families. Corrective surgery for mental injuries. This process could open up a new world of cures for physically and mentally crippling injuries. The military applications for something like this would be tremendously positive and negative. From any view soldiers that are faster and stronger with a human thought proses could be the most useful thing on the battlefield, but so could a robot that's fully under their control. A cyborg with a human in control can completely preform their mission to the highest standards possible, but so could a robot that's completely under their control. The problem is that human nature will hesitate in order to preserve a life if possible, but the robot wouldn't, and who’s to say that man with "cybernetic parts" is still a man in control of his own

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