transhumanism

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From trans- +‎ humanism, coined by Julian Huxley in 1957.

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transhumanism (countable and uncountable, plural transhumanisms)

  1. A philosophy favouring the use of science and technology, especially neurotechnology, biotechnology, and nanotechnology, to overcome human limitations and improve the human condition.
    • 2011, Braden R. Allenby; Daniel Sarewitz, The Techno-Human Condition, MIT Press, →ISBN, page 87:
      Those who favor transhumanism speak the language of individual choice and freedom from institutional authoritarianism; those who challenge it speak the language of human dignity and human nature as embodied in the individual.

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