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vasarta
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GAT
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Trans-humanism is the future of the world.

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vasarta
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 10/28/2015 Category: Science
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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vasarta

Pro

I not only support the idea that transhumanism is right thing to do, but that it will be the future of our species if we should ever want to get off this rock or evolve into something greater, better, faster, stronger, smarter and in every way superior to what it means to be human today.
GAT

Con

The history of human development has been one defined by our evolution into a "greater, better, faster, stronger, and smarter" species. We are at this moment superior to humans of the past. Trans-humanism as suggested in the pro's argument can only at best accelerate current evolution but cannot replace it as homo-sapiens have set physiological and mental limits.

I understand the definition of trans humanism to be the belief or theory that the human race can evolve beyond its current physical and mental limitations, especially by means of science and technology.
Debate Round No. 1
vasarta

Pro

First I shall give the textbook definition of what it means to be Trans human (abbreviated as H+) is an intellectual movement that aims to transform the human condition/ body/ mind etc by developing and creating widely available technologies to greatly enhance human intellectual, physical, and psychological capacities. These can include the ability for the lungs to be far more efficient in filling with the air we breathe and taking on more oxygen in thinner atmospheres such as with what high altitude flying birds do. Having computer assisted brain chips that fix unwanted social or physical detriments, such as turrets syndrome, awkward or poor social skills that hinder a persons ability to communicate with people normally or to be better in the business world by turning a beta into an alpha personality.

Our technology when advanced enough and if H+ takes shape, we CAN transcend beyond our physiological and mental limits. Our bodies can be replaced by bio-machines. Living flesh that is also artificial and designed to be tougher, more durable, not prone to any disease, resistant to extreme cold and heat and radiation and vacuums that our current bodies do not have. While that level of ingenuity is certainly a long way away, it is not out of the question. In order to advance off this rock, we will undoubtedly have to leave our natural processes of evolution, that which takes place over millions or even billions of years for something far more efficient and designed, rather then random processes of natural selection.

We could become smarter, have the capacity to have brains that can have dozens of times more "holding space" then they do now, never forget anything once learned. Learn anything almost instantly. You could become a doctor in one afternoon. Fit hands with the proper H+ parts if they are mechanical in nature to perform laser precision surgery on people. No longer will people be limited by what their own natural mind and personality, or their body has given them. No longer does one need to force them-self to be content with working at a restaurant making pizzas or flipping burgers. No longer will we be afraid of chemicals, poisons, creepy crawlies biting us and ending our lives when we have microscopic machines crawling or floating in our bodies that can take care of anything that invades our bodies from std's, super viruses, toxins, radiation, poison. NO LONGER!!!, will we have to see a legless veteran. No longer will the wounded of war have to stay wounded. The human body through stem cells or something far more advanced can simply regrow any lost limbs. A little boy or girl who lost their leg or arm or became paralyzed can regain their body, get it back and have their life back.

Stem Cells, Bionic limbs, Computer chips that work with your brain to make you smarter, think faster, store memory, or send electrical jolts to fix mental problems like turrets. replacing old body parts like the lungs with new ones that work far better than any other lungs in the world. These are just simply a few stones that create the path to becoming a better human. It is not only the right thing to do when we will be faced with annihilation on this little planet one day, be it the sun in a few million years or ourselves-but it is just so really cool too!
GAT

Con

GAT forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
vasarta

Pro

Well, with the second round forfeit, I suppose I will just wrap up with a few last comments since I don't have anything to rebut. Perhaps the Holiday time has my opponent busy-so I will not hold it against them.

As time marches on and we progress with human civilization and technology, we will come at a point to where the merging technology and human is the only sensible thing left to do. Either technology will surpass us to where we are replaced as a species and it takes over, or we merge with it, becoming on new species of our own design. The stronger, smarter, more social species I spoke of before. A species of unique individualism that also does not have the quarks that hinder them. In a world of trans-humanism run rampant, poverty, most religion, and terrorism simply does not exist and neither does war. Because in order to transcend humanity, we must also give our thoughts and minds to the machine to cull out the dangerous aspects of our humanity once and for all or we will continue to live on as a species before we destroy one another with a level of technology capable of easily wiping out a planet, far more easily than any nuclear missile ever could.

All the war vets of the past could be fixed, grandmother would never have to visit the hospital and stay there, old peoples homes would be a thing of the past. There is an unlimited variety of things that we could aspire to. Each person would be given full authority to become the entity they want to be. Have the social skills they want, the knowledge they want downloaded into their mind, all the while robots, machines and automated creatures take over the mundane and simple, such as factory worker, fast food employee, and all the other garbage jobs we once had to endure. We would be a world of science, love and prosperity; instead of a world filled with slavery, war and the poor.
GAT

Con

GAT forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by vasarta 1 year ago
vasarta
Transhumanism (abbreviated as H+ or h+) is an international and intellectual movement that aims to transform the human condition by developing and creating widely available technologies to greatly enhance human intellectual, physical, and psychological capacities.
Posted by Ssosme 1 year ago
Ssosme
Can you define trans-humanism please?
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