Michael Anissimov makes one compelling case, starting with Pocahontas Dances with Ferngully in Space:
The mainstream has embraced transhumanism. A movie about using a brain-computer interface to become what is essentially a transhuman being, Avatar, is the highest-grossing box office hit of all time, pulling in $2.7 billion. This movie was made with hard-core […]
I explore the question in my most recent hplus magazine article and give a few pitches to get the ball rolling:
Transmetropolitan, written by Warren Ellis, follows Spider Jerusalem, a Hunter S. Thompson for the 22nd Century. After five years living in paranoid isolation on a mountain, Spider’s book contracts are due. To write, […]
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 […]
The name of this blog is indeed “Pop” Transhumanism, is it not, implying I’m supposed to know something about popular culture? To my shame, there are epic gaps in my monstrous compendium of entertainment knowledge. I’m taking steps to correct some of those. Namely: BattleStar Galactica and its prequel series Caprica; […]
Margot Adler tries to figure out the appeal of bloodsuckers:
But what I started noticing as I read all these novels and looked at all the recent television shows featuring vampires is that their near-immortality isn’t the most interesting thing about them. Almost all of these current vampires are struggling to be moral. It’s […]
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