The Transhumanist FM-2030 Is The Subject of a New Documentary

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Influenced by seminal works of science fiction, the transhumanist vision of transformed future humanity has attracted many supporters and detractors from. The range of perspectives is wide: philosophical, ethical, medical, religious. FM-2030 was initially born as Fereidoun M. Esfandiary on October 15, 1930. He died on July 8, 2000. He was a Belgian-born Iranian-American author, teacher, transhumanist philosopher, futurist, consultant, and athlete.

He became notable as a transhumanist with the book Are You a Transhuman?: Monitoring and Stimulating Your Personal Rate of Growth in a Rapidly Changing World, published in 1989. He also wrote several works of fiction under his original name F.M. Esfandiary. He believed that “we will be ageless, and everyone will have an excellent chance to live forever.”

He is now the star in a documentary called 2030 directed by British filmmaker Johnny Boston. Consistent with the transhumanism theory, 2030 raises the question: can humans abolish death?

What is transhumanism?

Transhumanism is a philosophical movement that claims and sustains the transformation of the human condition by developing and making widely available sophisticated technologies to enhance human intellect and physiology greatly.

Transhumanist thinkers study the potential benefits and dangers of emerging technologies that could overcome fundamental human limitations as well as the ethical limitations of using such techniques. Its thesis is that human beings may eventually be able to transform themselves into different people that merit the label of posthuman beings.

The contemporary meaning of the term was foreshadowed by FM-2030. He was one of the first professors of futurology. He was a professor at The New School in the 1960s. Transhuman were people who adopted technologies, lifestyles, and worldviews transitional to post-humanity.

Many transhumanists assess the potential for future technologies and innovative social systems to improve life while seeking to eliminate congenital mental and physical barriers. They consider possible and desirable for humanity to enter a transhuman phase of existence in which humans enhance themselves beyond what is naturally human.

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