A serious conversation needs to be taking place right now and more importantly, what does it mean to be a human as transhumanism is being sold as being inevitable. I don’t think it is inevitable and people need to come to the realization that transhumansm does not have to replace humanity as it is being recklessly promoted at this critical juncture with rapidly increasingly evasive technology.
DARPA’s New Biotech Division Wants To Create A Transhuman Future
April 2, 2014
The Pentagon’s advanced research wing has announced its latest budget — and whoa, does DARPA ever have some ambitious plans for the future. Their new Biotech unit will be harnessing biology for national security, and dealing with everything from stopping plagues to building synthetic soldiers.
DARPA’s commitment to cutting-edge innovation is unquestioned. The very essence of the defense agency is to make sure that U.S. military technology is more sophisticated than that of the nation’s rivals. Among its many current initiatives, DARPA is working on advanced robotics, an artificial human brain, next-gen robotic aircraft, advanced prosthetics, and self-teaching computers (if anyone’s going to build a recursively improving AI it’s going to be DARPA).
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