Prophecy Sign: Increased Knowledge
During those days people will seek death but will not find it; they will long to die, but death will elude them. Revelation 9:6 NIV
Would you upload YOUR brain to a computer? Experts reveal what it would take to live forever digitally
People have always dreamed about going beyond the limitations of their bodies: the pain, illness and, above all, death. Now a new movement is dressing up this ancient drive in new technological clothes. Referred to as transhumanism, it is the belief that science will provide a futuristic way for humans to evolve beyond their current physical forms and realise these dreams of transcendence. Perhaps the most dramatic way transhumanists believe that technology will transform the human condition is the idea that someone's mind could be converted into digital data and 'uploaded' into an immensely powerful computer. This would allow you to live in a world of unbounded virtual experiences and effectively achieve immortality (as long as someone remembers to do the backups and doesn't switch you off).
Survival of the richest: Could an elite class of SUPERHUMANS upgrade their way to immortality?
Humans have been using science and technology to improve their lot in life for centuries - it’s one of the things that sets us apart from the rest of the animals on the planet. For the most part, these efforts have been constrained by our understanding of the human condition, and what we consider to be “normal” and “natural”. But what if, rather than just fixing things when they go wrong, we could improve on what nature has given us? This is the question that drives the intellectual and philosophical movement known as Transhumanism, which has been gathering pace across the globe. Transhumanists believe that that mankind can evolve beyond its current physical and mental limitations to become “superhuman” and, eventually, immortal.