The Future : Posthumanism, Transhumanism and Inhumanism

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The Dialectics of Liberation: Anarchism, Existentialism, and Decentralism.
The Future : Posthumanism, Transhumanism and Inhumanismm

"Technology is killing human essence of mankind". - charlie777pt

1- Influences and Roots

“Cyborgification is simply the process of compensating technologically for the inherent limitations of the natural man.” - James Scott,

This final post after finishing the Series about Existentialism is an approach to the future to speak of Post-Humanism, of Transhumanism, and of Inhumanism, which will close this chapter.
The most important contradiction in today's society is between the ones that believe our interference in the environmental destruction and the limited resources spaceship Earth, and the others that are hyper worried to prevent our ecocide.
Humanism emphasized that consciousness is tied to intentionality in the duality of the relationship between object and subject in the perceptive field, inhibiting the perspective of the observer about the observed, that opposed the Positivist view of that the truth is only accepted in the basis of scientific knowledge.

The Structuralism with Lévi-Strauss, Lacan and Roland Barthes, brings new perspectives to the contradiction between the philosophical structure of perception in the subject and the framework of the subject as an object of science, where the observer transform the observed.
New visions are introduced with the Post-structuralism of Michel Foucault and de Deconstructionism Jacques Derrida that showed how pointless is the concept of conceptualization of the human subject.
Many authors suggest that to understand the posthuman mind it is necessary to understand humanism and poststructuralism, to consubstantiate the posthumanist philosophy.
Modernism originated the skepticism of Postmodernism as a broad movement that orchestrates philosophy, arts, architecture, criticism and is also related to deconstruction, post-structuralism, and literary criticism.

"Rapid growth curves have triggered questions about the meaning of human, and what we might become, especially with advances in AI. Who will benefit? Are robots going to run the world? Is life extension only for the wealthy? What about overpopulation? " - Natasha Vita in More in Transhumanism: What is it?

2 - From Humans to Posthumans

“Man is to technology what the bee is to the flower. It’s man’s intervention that allows technology to expand and evolve itself and in return, technology offers man convenience, wealth and the lessening burden of physical labor via its automated systems.” - James Scott

Posthumanism relates to the concept of the person embodying technology in the futuristic views of sci-fi, technology, modern art, and philosophy, transcending the physical human being and the concept of humanity.
The sociological and philosophical theory of antihumanism criticizes the traditional views of humanism, the human condition, and the obsolete ideas about humanity.
Existence in the Posthumanist view is a stage were the human actor was transcended by the modern machinery-cybernetic society.

"A distinction must be made here between transhumanism and posthumanism, both independent philosophies that deal, in contrasting ways, with the next stage in human evolution.
While transhumanism holds a humanistic and human-centric perspective in its goal of human enhancement, posthumanism takes a post-anthropocentric view of human advancement. "
- Katherine Bradley in Envisioning Our Posthuman Future: Art, Technology, and Cyborgs

Transhumanists are worried about the misleading conclusions of philosophy that do not integrate the cultural, sociological, individual and biological mutations in a world of bio-tech-wired civilization.
We have two currents of thought in Posthumanism, one that focuses on the imminent extinction of humanity by self-inflicted ecocide, while others are centered in the coexistence of both worlds and the posthumans will take over the humans.
A new third current, that I consider just fiction or a joke, is claiming that we all we be vampires, zombies, and bodysnatchers, that I think is contaminated by the Holywood unrealistic myths that are just created to mask our vision of reality.

"There is only one pathway to peace for a great passion. Truth is the way, take the truth. Against your breast and endure its horns. So life will, at last, be conquered." - Robinson Jeffers A Study in Inhumanism.

Evolution has always shown our misconceptions about the human mind and the world, and by its increasing speed is reflected in a paranoid-schizophrenic state, feeding a broader reduction of self -awareness, and consciousness, like a growing stain of a dark zone in relation with Human knowledge and the conception of reality.
The more we evolute the less we know and understand ourselves, submerged by the expanding influences of technology and science, taking over society and people.

The posthuman beings will be emerged by the new advanced technologies that can generate massive disruption in our genes, bodies, psyche, social life and in the environment.
The posthuman will change the way we see, work and live in the global economy, culture, politics, education, media, human health, and longevity but always leaving open the question about wealth distribution, justice, and equality.

"The dissolution of the boundaries that separate machine from the human is the goal of both transhumanism and posthumanism, however, the distinction between the two lies in their ideologies. While transhumanism sees technology as a means to advance humankind, posthumanism treats technology, as Heidegger proposes, as a way to reveal, and a way to gain a deeper understanding of our world."- Katherine Bradley in Envisioning Our Posthuman Future: Art, Technology, and Cyborgs.

3 - Are we Biotas or Cyborgs?

"The Digital Man is the evolutive vortex of humanity networking, to control the Planet Earth's destiny and property." - charlie777pt

The future the Biota with the cybernetic body and digital mind data processing, are the next steps in human evolution (or maybe de-evolution) to bring life extension, cognitive enhancement, and immersion in virtual worlds.
The Biota is biologically-based, immersed in virtual ecosystems and engaged in artificial life creation and organization in the cyberspace for the new era of a Digital Man-Machine.

"By the late twentieth century, our time, a mythic time, we are all chimeras, hybrids of machine and organism; in short, we are cyborgs" - Chris Hables Gray in Cyborg Citizen .

Money makes and owns the machines that de-humanize people and destroy the planet, and the only solution is to empower humanity to build a brighter and standing future for all.
Reality is more strange than Fiction, our minds are being controlled dehumanized by clockwork machinery owned by power and money that dictates the way we live our lives.

Scream against the machine, and avoid to be run by computers with the logic of a sign or number conducting our life, actions and happiness.
The obsolescence of the actual society will happen by a collapse of the actual centralized technological and politically perverted civilization, that is more and more evident and inevitable, except that nobody knows when it's gonna happen.

"Inhumanism, a shifting of emphasis and significance from man to not-man; the rejection of human solipsism and recognition of the transhuman magnificence." - Robinson Jeffers in A Study in Inhumanism

We must create new ways to explore the future through science, technology, business, and philosophy with beneficial artificial intelligence, and blockchain propagating the concept of decentralization.

The series about existentialism is over and in the next post, we will start a series about Decentralism and finally start the final chapter about the Dialectics of Liberation.

The machine is taking away you from your self and it is gonna eat you because the future is within the machine.

4 - Conclusion of Chapter Two, Existentialism and Humanism

With this post, I finish here the part about Existentialism, the second chapter of the saga about Dialectics of Liberation: Anarchism, Existentialism, and Decentralism.

I hope you have liked it, and that it has contributed to doing positive changes for people in the quest of personal liberation and freedom, using the tools that helped me to find the way to develop myself, and the others around me to find a goal to make our existence better

In the next post, I will draw some conclusions about this chapter as well as the index of all the posts I made in the matter of Existentialism.

Videos:

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The Dialectics of Liberation: Anarchism, Existentialism, and Decentralism.
Published Posts:

I - Anarchism
II - Existentialism
Next posts on the Series:
II - Existentialism(Cont.)
III - Decentralism
  • What is Decentralism?
  • The Philosophy of Decentralism
  • Blockchain and Decentralization
  • Anarchism, Existentialism, and Decentralism
IV - Dialectic for Self-Liberation
  • Counterculture in the 60s
  • Psychedelics, Libertarian, and Artistic movements
  • The Dialectics of Liberation Congress
  • The Anti-psychiatry movement
  • The Zen Buddism of Alan Watts
  • Postmodernism and Madness in a Schizophrenic society
  • Anarchism, Existentialism, Decentralism and Self-Liberation
V - Conclusions and Epilogue
References:
- charlie777pt on Steemit:
Social Reality: Violence, Power, and Change
Index of Chapter 1 - Anarchism of this series - Part 1 This Series:
Books:
Oizerman, Teodor.O Existencialismo e a Sociedade. Em: Oizerman, Teodor; Sève, Lucien; Gedoe, Andreas, Problemas Filosóficos.2a edição, Lisboa, Prelo, 1974.
Sarah Bakewell, At the Existentialist Café: Freedom, Being, and Apricot Cocktails with with Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, Albert Camus, Martin Heidegger, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, and Others
Levy, Bernard-Henry , O Século de Sartre,Quetzal Editores (2000)
Jacob Golomb, In Search of Authenticity - Existentialism From Kierkegaard to Camus (1995)
Herbert Marcuse, One-Dimensional Man: Studies in the Ideology of Advanced Industrial Society
Louis Sass, Madness and Modernism, Insanity in the light of modern art, literature, and thought (revised edition)
Hubert L. Dreyfus and Mark A. Wrathall, A Companion to Phenomenology and Existentialism (2006)
Charles Eisenstein, Ascent of Humanity
Walter Kaufmann, Existentialism from Dostoevsky to Sartre(1956)
Herbert Read, Existentialism, Marxism and Anarchism (1949 )
Martin Heidegger, Letter on "Humanism"(1947)
Friedrich Nietzsche, The Will to Power (1968)
Jean-Paul Sartre, Existentialism And Human Emotions
Jean-Paul Sartre, O Existencialismo é um Humanismo
Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Sense and Non-Sense
Michel Foucault, Power Knowledge Selected Interviews and Other Writings 1972-1977
Erich Fromm, Escape From Freedom. New York: Henry Holt, (1941)
Erich Fromm, Man for Himself. 1986
Gabriel Marcel, Being and Having: an existentialist diary
Maurice Merleau-Ponty, The Visible and The Invisible
Paul Ricoeur, Hermeneutics and the Human Sciences. Essays on Language, Action and Interpretation
Brigite Cardoso e Cunha, Psicanálise e estruturalismo (1979)
Paul Watzlawick, How Real is Reality?
G. Deleuze and F. Guattari, Anti-Oedipus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia,
Robert C. Solomon, Existentialism
H.J.Blackham, Six existentialist thinkers
Étienne de La Boétie, Discourse on Voluntary Servitude, or the Against-One (1576)
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