April 1, 2019

The Future Of The Human Race: Transhumanism, Advanced Biohacking, Bionic Implants, Becoming Superhumans, And DIY Gene Editing — Peter Joosten | #030

Peter Joosten is a transhumanist, keynote speaker, and somewhat of a forward-thinking philosopher, as someone who discusses where our species may be heading in the not-too-distant-future. An expert on biohacking, quantified self, advances in health technology, and so much more, Peter shares information on his website Superhuman Talks (https://superhumantalks.com), and has said his goal is to eventually become a superhuman himself, with extreme advances in technology that are on the horizon.

The topic of transhumanism is an interesting one, and something I've been pondering ever since I first played the PC game Deus Ex: Human Revolution, which is based around a hypothetical future timeline where there's become a growing divide in humanity between those who are cybernetically enhanced — or "upgraded" to be something beyond human — and tho, se who are not. And as this topic is something that our species may have to tackle over the next few decades, it's worthwhile discussing these concepts now while we still can.

In one of my favourite recorded episodes to date, I discuss some incredibly crazy concepts, from humans replacing perfectly good parts of themselves with bionic implants, DIY gene editing that's currently going on around the world in people's kitchens, bedrooms, and basements, the first gene-edited children to be born, the ethics of humans becoming superhuman or immortal, experimenting with nootropics like psilocybin, LSD, and modafinil, and just about everything in between. We also discuss some of Peter's daily biohacking routines, his meditation practice, some supplements and nootropics that are in his current toolkit.

Of special importance, I talk about my previous desire to replace and augment my own body with cybernetics when they become available, some of the challenges that may result from this, as well as what my current views on this are. After all, my body had been doing a fairly good job of keeping me alive so far, and maybe I've outgrown my Deus Ex fantasies — at least for now.

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DEEP WORK BOOK: https://amzn.to/2I1j8vf 


BRAVE NEW WORLD BOOK: https://amzn.to/2UexG1d 



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