Essays about: "transhumanism"

Found 5 essays containing the word transhumanism.

  1. 1. Emplant - Designing for a human experience in the  transhumanist era.

    University essay from Umeå universitet/Designhögskolan vid Umeå universitet

    Author : Hector Mejia; [2017]
    Keywords : Transhumanism; Interaction Design; Embeded technology;

    Abstract : Ludwig Wittgenstein, austrian-born philosopher, wrote that “the limits of my language mean the limits of my world. All I know is what I have words for”. We tend to think so highly of our language because we think so highly about ourselves. Yet imagine be- ing able to communicate emotions without words. READ MORE

  2. 2. The Choice of Pre-Birth Genetic Modification : Through Kant´s Ethics in the 21st Century

    University essay from Umeå universitet/Institutionen för idé- och samhällsstudier

    Author : Sanjin Dumisic; [2016]
    Keywords : Kant; Transhumanism; Bioethics; Genetic Engineering;

    Abstract : This essay discusses, departing from Kant’s deontological ethics, and deals with the ques- tion of which types of pre-birth genetic modification are acceptable from the perspective of Kant’s ethics theory? The conclusion is that Kant’s ethics can be in line with certain thera- peutic interventions. Yet the same ethics disapproves with any sort of pre-birth modifica- tion based on personal design, preferences and commodification of the process. READ MORE

  3. 3. Too Late for Snowman : Transhumanist Ideals in Margaret Atwood's Oryx and Crake

    University essay from Karlstads universitet/Institutionen för språk, litteratur och interkultur

    Author : Sofia Åsman; [2016]
    Keywords : Transhumanism; Margaret Atwood; Posthuman; Oryx and Crake;

    Abstract : This essay attempts to study transhumanism and its role in the anthropogenic pandemic at the center of the novel, in order to show that transhumanist thought was a driving factor behind it. By looking at transhumanist concerns in the portrayed society, and the beliefs of Crake, one uncovers that Crake was able to exploit the desire for enhancement of humanity as a whole in order to achieve the ultimate transhumanist goal: the near-perfect and immortal posthuman Crakers. READ MORE

  4. 4. The Role of Vision in Attributing the Sense of Part- and Full-Body Ownership During Anomalous Conditions

    University essay from Högskolan i Skövde/Institutionen för biovetenskap

    Author : Mattias Savallampi; [2015]
    Keywords : cognitive neuroscience; ownership; body-ownership; disownership; virtual reality; rubber-hand illusion; prosthetics; transhumanism; body image; vision; neuropsychology; visual consciousness;

    Abstract : Our bodies are arguably one of the most intimate things we will ever know. But the comfort of our own physical boundaries can be altered in various ways. READ MORE

  5. 5. Emotions, fear, and empathy: a design approach to human experiences

    University essay from Konstfack/Experience Design

    Author : Veronica Polinedrio; [2014]
    Keywords : fear; empathy; design empathy; design emotions; sensorial experience; senses; emotions; sharing; change; evolution; imagination; function; wearable technology; transhumanism; experience design; ethics; morality; humans; interdisciplinarity; design research;

    Abstract : Fear is an intrinsic human emotion, which produces with variable intensity a bodily reaction as a response to a stimuli. It is considered one of the basic human emotions, and it is universal of all animal species. READ MORE