Will the Transhuman Future Be Good or Bad for Humanity?

  • George Michael Glawson
Part of the Palgrave Studies in the Future of Humanity and its Successors book series (PSFHS)


The central question that this chapter addresses is the following: Is transhumanism a threat, or a benefit, to the good human life? One can imagine any answer landing somewhere between two poles: a utopian view, which generally sees transhuman proposals as enhancements to human living that would lead to better lives and a better world; and a dystopian view, which sees these changes as fundamentally destructive of the good life. I show that one cannot view a transhuman future as simply either good or bad. One’s view must, instead, fall not between, but outside, these two poles.


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  • George Michael Glawson
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  1. 1.University of South CarolinaColumbiaUSA

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