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IV. Core Technologies

  1. Max More and
  2. Natasha Vita-More

Published Online: 11 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118555927.part4

The Transhumanist Reader: Classical and Contemporary Essays on the Science, Technology, and Philosophy of the Human Future

The Transhumanist Reader: Classical and Contemporary Essays on the Science, Technology, and Philosophy of the Human Future

How to Cite

More, M. and Vita-More, N. (eds) (2013) Core Technologies, in The Transhumanist Reader: Classical and Contemporary Essays on the Science, Technology, and Philosophy of the Human Future, John Wiley & Sons, Oxford. doi: 10.1002/9781118555927.part4

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 11 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 29 APR 2013

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781118334294

Online ISBN: 9781118555927

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Keywords:

  • core technologies;
  • transhumanism

Summary

To a greater degree than other philosophies of life, transhumanism’s realization depends on continuing technological advancement. This chapter provides a glimpse of what the fourth section of The Transhumanist Reader: Classical and Contemporary Essays on the Science, Technology, and Philosophy of the Human Future talks about. The section includes essays from renowned technological thinkers on some of the core technologies for converting radical transhumanist ideas into practical applications. Crucial advances can come from unexpected directions, but some of the technologies that have especially attracted interest in transhumanism are artificial intelligence, nanotechnology, biotechnology, computing, robotics, and brain-machine interfaces.