Which makes it possible for us to talk in the present about transhumanism, not only as a simple cultural movement or philosophical theory, but also as a form of non-dogmatic, non-doctrinal, de-reified, rational, scientific and singularitarian techno-religion (Kurzweil 2005, 273-75; More and Kurzweil 2002).
Thus, the singularitarian philosophy of transhumanism takes the process of relative deterritorialization (religion-spirituality) and passes it into one of absolute deterritorialization (rhizomatic post-transcendence technology); specifically, it makes it pass through the plane of immanence (Deleuze and Guattari 1994)--where we are dealing with a fusion of that which can be thought (rationality, specific to science-technology) and that which evades thought (faith, specific to religion-spirituality)--transposed under the sovereignty of artificial intelligence.
(52) Their outer limits are about as scientific as singularitarian
predictions of mass immortality by 2100.
For Domin, the act of aristocratic self-perfection occurs, not as an affirmative act of overcoming and creative transvaluation, but rather as a reactive negation of imperfections and limitations in the human condition--all of which resonates in contemporary posthuman sentiments of the singularitarian
, transhumanist, extropian varieties, exemplified by figures such as Ray Kurzweil and Hans Moravec.
This talk will also draw references from the book and movie "The Singularity is Near," written by futurist and prominent Singularitarian
, Ray Kurzweil.
In academic circles, AI-minded scholars are either "singularitarians
" or "presentists." Singularitarians
generally argue that while AI technologies pose an existential threat to humanity, the benefits outweigh the costs.
Allow Shermer to introduce you to the singularitarians
, Omega Point Theorists, transhumanists, extropians, cryonicists and mind-uploaders.
(Laird 1987) While mainstream neuroscientists remain skeptical that AGI capable of asking questions could actually be available by 2084, singularitarians
are quite bullish, and AGI researchers are optimistic we'll be nearly there in the next 70 years.
In short, I would argue that the Singularitarians
they are not collectivists by nature.
And what about the medical miracles promised by many scientists and the accelerated rate of change prophesied by transhumanists and singularitarians
, who believe that technological and scientific advances will soon make possible radical life extension or even immortality?