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Transhumanist don’t think about playing God, because religion is a subjective interpretation of our very existence

Transhumanist don’t think about playing God, because religion is a subjective interpretation of our very existence Transhumanist don’t think about playing God, because religion is a subjective interpretation of our very existence
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Interviewer: If i understand you well, designing the future of the body, the skin well, the whole human being, is a new form of art. Here is a quote from you: “When we think of the arts, it is necessary to stretch our imaginations to a time when humanity will steer evolution. We are at the precipice of navigating this course now”. Was God, or what we call God, an artist? Do transhumanist artists plan to become “like Gods”?

I learned early on that they are many different interpretations of religion throughout the world. Western man of Gods is not necessarily the only views. There are a lot of different traditions of the future and the past. I lived with the Navajo Indians, I was in the Amazon jungle, I traveled many places and studied different methods of appreciating life though prayer and mediations. And I put that all together! So think about a Christian, a Jew or a Muslim, an atheist or an agnostic doesn’t really make sense to me. Because all those systems believe that they are absolutely correct! That really freaked me out: how do they know, have they been there? So to answer your question: the universe is a pretty magnificent body of matter. How it started, we do not know. We think it was a big bang, that’s the latest theory from what we know at this point of time. i do not see any place in a religious God in that. Certainly, from a religious point of view, one would esteem that God would be a magnificent artist in designing humans and in designing all life forms. Another interpretation would be that the cosmos is a great artist in creating in the universe. I am more interested in the universe and what came out of that and life evolving. Do transhumanists plan to become like God? I hope not because I think it’s an authoritarian view that is all right and all perfect and I don’t think being all right and all perfect is transhumanist. Because if you are perfect, there is not room for improvements! But if you look at it in the other way, it could be like playing God in extending life, building new bodies, designing life extension. But I do not see it as being God, I see as being a species that know it has to do something or else. Meaning that if there is a Singularity and superintelligence does outperform human intelligence, we will have no choice. We will have to upgrade ourselves and become smarter. That is the issue of extinction risk. We have to protect our specie, that’s our responsibility. This is the ethic or transhumanism.

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Source : Natasha vita-more: “I would rather not play god, i would rather play !”, March 27, 2013, tryangle.fr

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