Scary Science Could Cause Human Extinction | The Mark: "Being an incurable optimist, I do not believe the human race will end, but, if it were to, I think it would most likely come about through human intervention in human life with avant garde technoscience. Such interventions could either intentionally wipe out the species, as in the case of the transhumanists, or unintentionally, as could happen with xenotransplantation.
Transhumanism is a movement supporting the belief that humans, and the human experience as we know and treasure it, should become obsolete. Transhumanists are working towards a future in which humans are redesigned through technology, especially robotics and artificial intelligence, to become cyborgs – human machines. The physical, mental, emotional, and even moral capacities of cyborgs, transhumanists say, will far outstrip those of “unmodified humans.”. In this techno-utopian vision – one I, and others, see as dystopian – of a post-human future, people like us – “unmodified humans” – are obsolete models."