Designing Human 2.0 (Transhuman) – Regenerative Existence

Natasha Vita-More

Abstract


This paper explores regenerative existence for Human 2.0 – the transhuman. In building this focus, the author addresses the use of emerging technologies as propitious in designing the amended, extended, and suspended human body. Here, a first focus covers emerging biotechnologies for regenerative existence, which play a large role in extreme life extension. A second focus covers the digital technologies for enhancing realities, which will play a vital role in our adapting to immersive environments. In bringing these methods together, this paper concludes that the concept of designing a future human body is not only plausible, but will be in high demand around the year 2025.

Keywords


body; NBIC; regenerative existence; transhuman

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17493460802480446