A movement supporting the use of reason, science and technology to advance and enhance human abilities and existence under optimal conditions. Can be see as an extension of humanism, but with much more emphasis on the future. Transhumanists believe that we should try to overcome our biological limitations thru the use of such things as nanotechnology, cryonics, AI, mind uploading, space-time engineering, eugenics, and what not in order to become posthuman.
The goal of transhumanism to become more than human.
An intermediary form between the human and the posthuman.
Our current use of medicine and technology enables us to routinely do many things that would have astonished humans living in ancient times, we are not already transhuman?
Cliche used in various forms of fiction (usually of the science fiction genre) where a mad scientist type character is trying to force humanity to evolve through unethical means, or into some kind of posthuman monster race.
Doctor Mercer trying to help propagate the Necromorphs was part of the evilution cliche in Dead Space.
A point in time at which, theoretically, technological progress accelerates exponentially, such that nothing taking place follwing said point can be predicted.
"Yeah, the singularity took place this morning. You missed it, 'cause of your hangover. It'll take you centuries to catch up."
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Man 1: Dude, I'm reading this novel online called Through Rose Colored Glasses. I can edit it too!
Man 2: Wait...
Man 2: So basically, you're editing someone else's writing for free?
Man 1: Yeah, dude - it's totally web 2.0!
Man 2: Why am I hanging out with you again?
Man 1: I locked you in my basement, remember? Now let's play dress-up.