Journal of Futures Studies

Transhumanism

Consciousness, Cosmic Evolution, and the Technological Singularity

December 24th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Psychology, Consciousness and the Future, Technology Futures, Transhumanism | Comments Off on Consciousness, Cosmic Evolution, and the Technological Singularity

by Tom Lombardo Introduction In this essay I critically examine two influential evolutionary visions of the cosmos—those of Eric Chaisson and Ray Kurzweil—focusing on their explanations of consciousness within their evolutionary theoretical frameworks, and how they conceptualize the significance of consciousness within their respective views of the coming “technological singularity” (Vinge, 1993). My central argument is […]

Future Evolution of the Human Brain

September 5th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Health Futures, Sociology and Social Change Perspectives, Transhumanism | Comments Off on Future Evolution of the Human Brain

by Arthur Saniotis & Maciej Henneberg ABSTRACT The past course of the evolution of the human brain indicates that its major feature was not so much anatomical change as the alteration of biochemistry and physiology through neurohormonal regulation and neurotransmitter alterations. In the recent, historical past, human brain size decreased during the period of the rapid […]

Technological Singularity and Transcendental Monism: Co-producers of Sustainable Alternative Futures

February 6th, 2009  |  by  |  published in Transhumanism | Comments Off on Technological Singularity and Transcendental Monism: Co-producers of Sustainable Alternative Futures

by Jan H. Naude ABSTRACT The need for a fusion between technological singularity and transcendental monism is posited as the best compromise for sustainable alternative futures. Four possible futures could emanate from a combination of two types of technological progress and metaphysical monism: (a) Technological singularity and material monism could lead to the end of humanity […]

The Educations of Humans and Transhumans in the Twenty-First Century

November 11th, 2005  |  by  |  published in Education Futures, Transhumanism | Comments Off on The Educations of Humans and Transhumans in the Twenty-First Century

by Charles Tandy ABSTRACT Previously philosophers often approached the question of the contents of a liberal arts (or humanistic or general) education from a perspective based on cultural immersion or what the heritage of their special culture told them. Thus the importance of Confucius or Plato or of Buddhism or Christianity, to cite only four examples, […]

A Garden of Identities: Multiple Selves and Other Future

November 11th, 2005  |  by  |  published in Special Issues and Symposia, Transhumanism | Comments Off on A Garden of Identities: Multiple Selves and Other Future

by Ziauddin Sardar Introduction I close my eyes and think of a future world. A visionary world, thirty, forty years from today. A world not of new humanity but a plethora of old and new humanities. A world where more than one of way of being human is not only the norm but is considered essential […]

Post-Saps Light: A Review of Francis Fukuyama’s, Our Posthuman Future

November 7th, 2004  |  by  |  published in Sociology and Social Change Perspectives, Transhumanism | Comments Off on Post-Saps Light: A Review of Francis Fukuyama’s, Our Posthuman Future

by Timothy Dolan Introduction It is said that Keeshonds have had all canine instincts bred out of them. The one remaining, if it could be called that, is for these canal barge dogs to bark at the approach of other barges. They thus function as a kind of automatic claxon on the waterways of the Low […]

Neuro-Futures: The Brain, Politics, and Power

November 7th, 2004  |  by  |  published in Evolutionary and Complexity Perspectives, Health Futures, Political and Policy Foresight, Transhumanism | Comments Off on Neuro-Futures: The Brain, Politics, and Power

by Jake Dunagan Abstract This paper takes the human brain as the central site in rapidly changing political, economic, and ethical landscapes. Advancing neural technologies are shaking the foundations of self and society. The architecture and functioning of our brains are becoming a matter of choice. Understanding the background and implications of this choice might help […]

Future Life Forms among Posthumans

November 18th, 2003  |  by  |  published in Cultural, Trans-Cultural and Civilizational Foresight, Evolutionary and Complexity Perspectives, Global Foresight, Innovation, Service Design and Enterprise, Intuitive, Transpersonal and Visionary Foresight, Psychology, Consciousness and the Future, Sociology and Social Change Perspectives, Technology Futures, Transhumanism | Comments Off on Future Life Forms among Posthumans

by José Luis Cordeiro Introduction   (continue…)   View PDF

Visions Without Depth : Michio Kaku’s Future

May 18th, 2003  |  by  |  published in Evolutionary and Complexity Perspectives, Futures Studies Methodologies, Global Foresight, Holisms and Integrative Theories, Intuitive, Transpersonal and Visionary Foresight, Scenario Work and Alternative Futures, Sociology and Social Change Perspectives, Transhumanism | Comments Off on Visions Without Depth : Michio Kaku’s Future

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Visions Without Depth : Michio Kaku's Future

May 18th, 2003  |  by  |  published in Evolutionary and Complexity Perspectives, Futures Studies Methodologies, Global Foresight, Holisms and Integrative Theories, Intuitive, Transpersonal and Visionary Foresight, Scenario Work and Alternative Futures, Sociology and Social Change Perspectives, Transhumanism | Comments Off on Visions Without Depth : Michio Kaku's Future

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