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    Monday, October 5, 2009

    Defining Posthuman and Transhuman

    Let "Transhuman" or "Posthuman" be defined not as simple artificial replacement or augmentation of a sense or function to normal levels (IE: False teeth, Eye glasses, Contact lenses, Pace maker, etc.) but rather as enhancement beyond ideal performance, providing alternate performance or an altogether alternate method of some basic function.

    Case in point:

    "Vulcan Science? The Woman Without A Pulse!"

    Image Credits: ChonaStock Moonchilde-Stock

    1 comment:

    Anonymous said...

    by the measure of "a body part which performs its function better* than the original organic part," i've been "transhuman" since the age of 14, when i got a crown for a broken tooth. i guess that makes me vulcan, too.

    * and watch: it will turn out that blood needs that pause in its motion in order to transfer oxygen or something similar; the "improvement" will turn out to be inferior or detrimental after all...