A history of transhumanism
thesisposted on 2022-03-29, 03:32 authored by Elise Bohan
This thesis presents the first book-length history of transhumanism. I trace the roots of proto-transhumanist thinking back to the Scientific Revolution and explore major examples of proto-transhumanist thought up to the late twentieth century. I then chronicle the origin and evolution of the first modern transhumanist movements and ideas. Finally, I demonstrate that transhumanist ideas and technologies are now fundamental features of the modern world and argue that we should take them very seriously, as they have the potential to profoundly influence how the human future unfolds.