Slate | Singularity or transhumanism: what word should we use to discuss the future?
August 28, 2014
Slate — August 28, 2014 | Zoltan Istvan
Singularity, posthuman, techno optimism, cyborgism, humanity plus, immortalist, machine intelligence, biohacker, robotopia, life extension, transhumanism. These are terms to describe a future in which mind uploading, indefinite lifespans, artificial intelligence, and bionic augmentation may help us to become more than human.
The last 15 years marked a shift toward nonfiction work and following of celebrity scientists. Ray Kurzweil’s classic The Singularity Is Near put the term singularity prominently on the word battle map. [...]