A misconception arisen in the world seems pathetic rather a clear concept. It is about Transhumanism, and many thinkers have brainwashed, and I too am interested in learning about the dynamic society in which human ethics and religion, where it is prescribed as a path antagonistic to human liberty and modernism.
What is Transhumanism?
An average human being always urges something new to do, want some extraordinary things and a worth living life. The cultural and intellectual movement designed to overcome the human limitations with the help of applied reason and through creating some technologies that can exacerbate human intellect, physiological capacities, and physical performances is Transhumanism. So, a Transhumanism tends to reduce the gap in humanity and post-humanity.
Kevin Warwick is a British professor of staunch trans-humanist and cybernetics proclaimed his engagement in a collaborative project with Professor Tipu Aziz, who is a neurosurgeon in Oxford University, to utilize brain implants with the help of robust computer procedures, which can initiate and stop the Parkinson’s syndrome tremors. This is recent biomedical engineering advancement as prescribed by the Daily Mail.
A Genetic Divide
Transhumanism is a genetic divide; according to the Libertarian school of thought, Bill Mckibben argued that technologies related to human improvement would suspiciously favor those with good financial resources. Poor and rich lacuna, in this way, would be aggravated so that a genetic divide will emerge.
However, no real life evidence is available sufficiently, as based on a 1997 film Gattaca, that showed a dystopian society where one social class shows genetic modifications.
It is the process of attempting to develop the human gene pool in a better way through the encouragement of massive replication of community or individual, possessing good traits, while preventing of those with the undesirable trait. Eugenics war is depicted in science fiction Trek Series. Through this, scientific development is made to transform human race is done by recombinant DNA technology and selective breeding. This created superman known as augments.
This creature possesses intelligence twice as the typical man, 50% better efficiency of lungs and five times stronger than normal human being. Ultimately, this category became uncontrollable and ferocious and killed their creators so dominated the earth. This misconception developed many series of movies; however, critics argued that Transhumanism may produce augments in future.
Human Identity Trivialization
Leon Kass and Francis Fukuyama faced human enhancement critics, and they claimed that this practice would undermine the dignity of human and erode human equality too because it will not only transforms human mind and body but also will provide them supernatural capabilities.
These characteristics will be difficult for a normal human being since it modifies the behavior of a person and will not identify normal and ordinary people. It is a dispute that transhumanists would themselves determine, what is right and wrong in a human.
Transhumanism has its origin in the secular humanist’s thoughts, expressions and obviously experiences. Also, it is apocryphal. The feelings and range of ideas would be that different and apart from what a human being thinks is possible.
Simple as a monkey does not understand what a human can do, and it is only a human ability to transform an intuitive understanding of ant-matter and to serve as posthuman. According to Nick Bostrom, Fukuyama’s opinion is flawed because according to evolution biology, no distinguished essence of the human being exists, since human gene pool is not determined.
Transhumant’s desire to drink from youth fountain has been criticised. Regaining youth concept is by mimicking youth hormone, and it seems a horror notion, this cause people to get cosmetic surgery and go to any extreme. Botox, a lethal chemical, is injected, to get a youthful look and also lead to food poisoning. Humans, particular females are at risk due to this compound, and they get health complications.
According to professional Physicians, it is not the case because there is the specific complication to transformed people as they are unable to move physiologically and once they inject particular chemical, they have to compliment it with exercise and diet. Without a good food and diet, no drug efficiently work.
Key factor to Dehumanization
Artificial intelligence advancement is a severe threat to humanity, and also this is an alleged fact. Cyborg concept such as human genome can be subjected to specific changes to get transformed cognitive function, might mind and bodies. Now, the education system is lacking critical thought cells due to enhanced dependency on calculators and spell checks that hindered the brain ability to grow.
With the help of many schools of thoughts, this misconception declined because many insisted on the evolution that the collaboration of human society with Transhumanism, which can result into a community where the second option to a computer, is the human being. This intervened the new process and the method of intervening and connecting to other humans. Humanoid is one option to create but bringing evolution is robust, such as to develop a proper lady to marry with, being a joke!
The Existential Risk
These are the terminal and global risk, and the best example for this is economic recessions and global warming or biodiversity threats. It may have a good or bad impact on the earth and human beings, good in the sense of originating intelligence and bad effects in the sense of crippling earthly life. Military advancements such as nuclear weapons have brainwashed ordinary people, and it speculates that power thirst in nations for firearms will start World War, as WWIII, a dangerous state of human extinction.
According to sophisticated technologies, this will not occur to rogue nations as nuclear weapons are famous for their hazardous impact. It caters visible light technology, navigation by GPS, and usage by police.
Infeasible Hype Misconception
Transhumanism vision is wrong about the fast progress of technology, as argued and about the things, happen in the coming future. Max Dublin, in his book, Future Hype, says Prophecy tyranny is an arena full of fanaticism, scientism, and nihilism due to its advancement. Medical science achievements are somewhat unrealistic and unbelievable.
There is a gradual increase in technological science due to changing future, and it also is an excellent chance to innovation. Many implausible assumptions about the early science and fiction writers came across true such as, nuclear power and journey to the moon. Transhumanist ideas seem to have feasibility according to Google Company Calico that will provide a solution for aging!
A Threat to Democracy and Morality
If transhumanists get what they want, according to some speculations, lethargic human will produce. Half humans will produce ill things and can erode moral ethics. They will be half machine type things. This man would be a fiction creation or a social reality human so that it will bring up an end of morality.
The aristocratic class would be able to undertake poor because they will not be able to afford technical eye or technically equipped. The Cyborg rich would utilize normal humans and treat those servants, and also their rules will not be human-friendly so there would be an end of warfare.
There exists, some real facts, such as human and Transhumanism can go side by side, with a harmonious relationship. Transhumanists endeavor more moral ethics in robots according to the international laws.
God provides humans ideas about new technologies for human benefits and welfare; it is not like Transhumanism can play God. According to Joseph Taylor, scientific discovery resembles that of spiritual development, so no dispute between religion and science. God knowledge is considerable about every discovery on the earth and Einstein prescribed God as a superintelligence, one who created all laws and creations.
He meant that nothing could be equal to God. It is always better to appreciate the man transition while not blaming it on God. He provided brain to human, and it is a gift. If a scientist with the help of technology creates the prosthetic arm for the armless person, this act is just due to intelligence; the doctor is not God.
Transhumanism will be used to improve humans and technology, and people are advocating this concept since the origin of civilization. With the help of this technology, young western women can remake their external parts or stimulate them with reasonable effectiveness. This success of this project is not acceptable at the social level or a sort of insult to convey women that she must look the actual age.
This movement can also generate sophisticated technologies that army in Somalia, Iraq and other zone is not vulnerable to an enemy by the launch of super soldiers and that one day there would be youth fountain.