My latest article is up on hplus magazine, “Transhumanism and Superheroes.” I find myself explaining transhumanism in bars more often than one might expect, so this quick little guide has been tested in the field. A snippet:
If Peter Parker’s Spider-Man is the representative for biological transhumanity, then Iron Man is unquestionably the representative of technological transhumanity. Tony Stark is an irreversible cyborg: without his artificial heart, he will die. Like Bruce Wayne, Stark is almost impossibly intelligent and wealthy, but unlike Batman, he is quite literally at one with his technology: the Iron Man suit is powered by the same thing that lets Stark’s heart keep beating. Inside his singular piece of hardware, Tony Stark combines every tool possessed by Batman into an embodied technology, the natural completely at one with the artificial, linked literally at the heart of the system.
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