Speaker: Blay Whitby
Title: Transhumanism: Do We Want to Go All the Way to Ongar?
Date: 4:30-6:00 p.m., 22 February 2007
Place: Pevensey 1A1
Contemporary transhumansim encompasses a wide and growing set of both moral and technological claims. In this talk I will provide some vectors along which we might meaningfully describe some of those claims as ‘extreme’ ; rather than merely strange or unusual. I will also attempt to identify some claims as the core claims of transhumanism. This is very much work in progress and represents the latest stage in a protracted endeavour to develop a useful response to what I consider to be the greatest moral problem of the twenty-first century.
No previous knowledge of transhumanism is assumed. An assortment of definitions and characterizations will be provided for discussion.