Some of my #transhumanism work newly out in these links:…

Zoltan Istvan

Some of my #transhumanism work newly out in these links: https://transhumanist-party.org/2019/03/24/resurrecting-100-billion/ & https://trending.network/view/UL17CAEftdM/zoltan-istvan-checks-out-arie-rommers-robotic-arm &

In Defense of Resurrecting 100 Billion Dead People – Article by Sarah Chowhugger – U.S. Transhumanist Party / Transhuman Party – Official Website
In Defense of Resurrecting 100 Billion Dead People – Article by Sarah Chowhugger – U.S. Transhumanist Party / Transhuman Party – Official Website

Editor’s Note: The U.S. Transhumanist Party / Transhuman Party has published this manifesto by Sarah Chowhugger to bring attention to a prospect for a more distant future – the technological resurrection of those who have already died. This idea has been posited by such proto-transhumanist thinkers as the Russian Cosmist Nikolai Fyodorov and is involved to various degrees in transhumanist projects such as cryonics, the creation of mindfiles, brain preservation, and the pursuit of various approaches toward mind uploading. There also arise various philosophical dilemmas as to the identities of such hypothetically resurrected individuals. Would they indeed be continuations of the original individuals’ lives, or, rather, close replicas of those individuals, with similar memories and patterns of thinking but distinct “I-nesses” which would come into being upon “resurrection” instead of continuing the “I-nesses” of the original individuals? For a more detailed exploration of this question, please see the essay “How Can I Live Forever?: What Does and Does Not Preserve the Self” (Gennady Stolyarov II, 2010). Nonetheless, even if a “resurrected” individual is a distinct person from the original, it may be valuable to have that person’s memories and patterns of thinking and acting available in the future. However, the question of the continuity of identity is crucial for addressing the issues of justice raised in the article by Ms. Chowhugger. For example, if a “resurrected” individual is not the same person as the original, it would not appear to be justified to hold that individual responsible for any transgressions committed by the original, previously deceased individual. Thoughts on these and other relevant questions and ideas are welcome in the comments for this article.