Since my last entry here on transhumanism sparked a great discussion, I thought I would share the latest on the transhumanism front.
Actually, it is environmentalism and transhumanism combined in a bizarre discussion on how to engineer humans to combat “climate change.”
Some of the approaches discussed by S. Matthew Liao, a professor of philosophy and bioethics at New York University, in a recent paper published in Ethics, Policy and Environment, include selecting smaller children using IVF and preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) or stunting their growth with genetic manipulation or chemicals. The rationale? Smaller people use less resources and drive smaller cars.
Also discussed, engineering human eyes to be like cat eyes, able to see in the dark so our species won’t need lights at night. And there is where transhumanism and environmentalism meet.