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Transhumanism

J. Hughes "jhughes@changesurfer.com"
The list author says: "James Hughes is the Executive Director of the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies (ieet.org) and its sister organization Humanity+ (humanityplus.org). A bioethicist and sociologist, Dr. Hughes teaches health policy at Trinity College in Hartford Connecticut. He holds a doctorate in sociology from the University of Chicago, where he taught bioethics. Dr. Hughes is author of Citizen Cyborg: Why Democratic Societies Must Respond to the Redesigned Human of the Future, and produces a syndicated weekly radio program, Changesurfer Radio."
More Than Human: Embracing the Promise of Biological Enhancement
More Than Human: Embracing the Promise of Biological Enhancement
"An accessible argument for human enhancement technologies"
Citizen Cyborg: Why Democratic Societies Must Respond To The Redesigned Human Of The Future
Citizen Cyborg: Why Democratic Societies Must Respond To The Redesigned Human Of The Future
"A progressive, democratic approach to human enhancement"
Redesigning Humans: Our Inevitable Genetic Future
Redesigning Humans: Our Inevitable Genetic Future
"The most accessible argument for germinal choice and genetic enhancement"
The Singularity Is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology
The Singularity Is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology
"A long anticipated argument for accelerating change"
Robot: Mere Machine to Transcendent Mind
Robot: Mere Machine to Transcendent Mind
"A vision of the coming of machine intelligence"
The Age of Spiritual Machines: When Computers Exceed Human Intelligence
The Age of Spiritual Machines: When Computers Exceed Human Intelligence
"A vision of possibilities of nano-neural technology"
Rapture: How Biotech Became The New Religion
Rapture: How Biotech Became The New Religion
"Alexander argues that transhumanism and genetic science have converged"
The Scientific Conquest of Death
The Scientific Conquest of Death
"Leading transhumanists argue the science and morality of life extension"
Enhancing Evolution: The Ethical Case for Making Better People
Enhancing Evolution: The Ethical Case for Making Better People
"A defense of human enhancement from one of Britain's leading bioethicists"
Human Enhancement
Human Enhancement
"A collection organized by transhumanist bioethicists Nick Bostrom and Julian Savulescu"
Radical Evolution: The Promise and Peril of Enhancing Our Minds, Our Bodies -- and What It Means to Be Human
Radical Evolution: The Promise and Peril of Enhancing Our Minds, Our Bodies -- and What It Means to Be Human
"A sprawling journalistic introduction to leading transhumanist and anti-transhumanist thinkers"
Liberation Biology: The Scientific and Moral Case for the Biotech Revolution
Liberation Biology: The Scientific and Moral Case for the Biotech Revolution
"A libertarian transhumanist manifesto"
Transhuman Space (HC) (Transhuman Space S)
Transhuman Space (HC) (Transhuman Space S)
"A very entertaining encyclopedia of posthuman possibilities"
From Chance to Choice: Genetics and Justice
From Chance to Choice: Genetics and Justice
"Four leading bioethicists defend genetic enhancement"
Remaking Eden
Remaking Eden
"Seminal, but not clear enough about the way to avoid social inequality"
The Cyborg Handbook
The Cyborg Handbook
"A collection of key documents of Harawayan cyborgology"
Cyborg Citizen: Politics in the Posthuman Age
Cyborg Citizen: Politics in the Posthuman Age
"Rambling but broad introduction to intersection of technology and politics"
The Spike: How Our Lives Are Being Transformed By Rapidly Advancing Technologies
The Spike: How Our Lives Are Being Transformed By Rapidly Advancing Technologies
"A wide-ranging overview of converging trends"
Converging Technologies for Improving Human Performance: Nanotechnology, Biotechnology, Information Technology and Cognitive Science
Converging Technologies for Improving Human Performance: Nanotechnology, Biotechnology, Information Technology and Cognitive Science
"A stunningly H+ document from a National Science Foundation working group"
Choosing Children: Genes, Disability, and Design (Uehiro Series in Practical Ethics)
Choosing Children: Genes, Disability, and Design (Uehiro Series in Practical Ethics)
"A defense of parents' rights, and even obligations, genetically enhance their children"
Cloning After Dolly: Who's Still Afraid?
Cloning After Dolly: Who's Still Afraid?
"Pence is one of the most courageous of the transhumanist bioethicists"
Medical Enhancement and Posthumanity (The International Library of Ethics, Law and Technology)
Medical Enhancement and Posthumanity (The International Library of Ethics, Law and Technology)
"A wonderful collection of essays"
Natural-Born Cyborgs: Minds, Technologies, and the Future of Human Intelligence
Natural-Born Cyborgs: Minds, Technologies, and the Future of Human Intelligence
"We have been cyborgs since the invention of written language"
Visions: How Science Will Revolutionize the 21st Century
Visions: How Science Will Revolutionize the 21st Century
"Kaku is a modern visionary"
Accelerando (Singularity)
Accelerando (Singularity)
"Stross' humorous and engaging novel explores dozens of posthuman possibilities"
Liberal Eugenics: In Defence of Human Enhancement
Liberal Eugenics: In Defence of Human Enhancement
"A defense of parents' rights to select children's characteristics"
How We Became Posthuman: Virtual Bodies in Cybernetics, Literature, and Informatics
How We Became Posthuman: Virtual Bodies in Cybernetics, Literature, and Informatics
"The classic lit crit take on posthumanism"
Science Fiction and Philosophy: From Time Travel to Superintelligence
Science Fiction and Philosophy: From Time Travel to Superintelligence
"Discusses philosophical issues of transhumanism as reflected in science fiction"
Man into Superman: The Startling Potential of Human Evolution -- And How To Be Part of It
Man into Superman: The Startling Potential of Human Evolution -- And How To Be Part of It
"A classic statement of transhumanist aspiration by the founder of the field of cryonics"
Supermen: Tales of the Posthuman Future
Supermen: Tales of the Posthuman Future
"A nice collection of different visions of posthumanity"
Schismatrix Plus (Complete Shapers-Mechanists Universe)
Schismatrix Plus (Complete Shapers-Mechanists Universe)
"A collection of Bruce Sterling's stories sketching a posthuman future, which outlines a "transhumanist" political project"