last update: 2019 10 31

Table of contents.

  1. Transhuman.
  2. Posthuman.
  3. Why machine body parts.
  4. About death.
  5. About the future.


Trans: trans- trans-

IMO a transhuman is a person with a body that resembles a human body.
IMO the intelligence and personality of humans and transhumans is too diverse to be taken into account for the definition of a transhuman.


Post: post- post-

IMO the word posthuman should be used for posthuman age as the age after the extinction of humans as biological species.

Why machine body parts.

The replacement of biological body parts by machine body parts could be the soonest, easiest and cheapest solution for many problems.
In particular the problems related to aging.

A machine body part:

About death.

Change means death of what was.
In this sense, immortality is not even wanted.

Any change of constraints and perception and intelligence leads to a different behavior and personality.
Any person changes and thus "dies" over time.

One has to wonder how important natural death is.

About the future.

Maybe after 2030 and almost certainly before 2050:
Can A Robot Feel? | Susan Schneider | TEDxCambridge (2016-06-22).
Putting electronics in the brain does not prove anything regarding the mental awareness of electronics. But I agree with the question about "the right stuff".
IMO, artificial intelligence based on electronics must to tell about its awareness in order for humans to "know" (AI might lie) more about the awareness of electronics. Mental awareness.

Control of the brain by machine parts (2017-06-02).

Woman receives bionic hand with sense of touch (2018-01-03).

The first dexterous and sentient hand prosthesis has been successfully implanted (2019-02-05).

How we can use light to see deep inside our bodies and brains | Mary Lou Jepsen (2018-08-24), time 366.
This allows to detect cells and thus maybe:
What Bodies Think About: Bioelectric Computation Outside the Nervous System - NeurIPS 2018 (2018-12-05), time 2330.

The Hedonistic Imperative.