Transhumanism is a philosophical movement built upon the idea that science and new technologies can be applied to produce radically transformed human descendants. One typical objective of many transhumanists is life span extension. It has been suggested that nanotechnology will eventually allow for cell-by-cell repair of aging organisms, allowing for essentially immortal human descendants. Some transhumanists are more interested in creating artificial life forms. It has been suggested that some artificial life forms could serve as human descendants because human minds could be "downloaded" into the brains of artificial life forms.
Fields of scientific investigation of interest to transhumanismEdit
- life span extension
- artificial life
- mind transfer