Transhumanism: Biological and Epistemological Implications

20 Pages Posted: 9 Feb 2017

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Adán Expósito Serrano

OMMA Centro de Estudios Superiores; Francisco Marroquin University

Date Written: February 1, 2017

Abstract

Beings, over the years, have managed to transcend their physical limitations through genetic changes developed by the interaction with the environment that surrounds them. Similarly, experience allows the human being to interpret the results of their actions and develop future action plans aimed at satisfying their goals. With the advantage of technology the human being is able to overcome its natural limitations and to develop these plans in a more efficient way. These technologies adapt to the environment and transform it, in order to establish new experiences that, at the same time, will give rise to new action plans derived from the new relationship with the modified environment. The question to solve is whereas the advancement of technology could lead to the absolute development of beings, so that completely eliminates their limitations imposed by their environment through advances in the latter or in beings themselves.

Keywords: Transhumanism, technology, evolution, biology, technoprogresivism, Singularity, technological

JEL Classification: O14, O31, O33, O35

Suggested Citation

Expósito Serrano, Adán, Transhumanism: Biological and Epistemological Implications (February 1, 2017). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2913576 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2913576

Adán Expósito Serrano (Contact Author)

OMMA Centro de Estudios Superiores ( email )

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Francisco Marroquin University ( email )

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