The Frozen Father of Modern Transhumanism

Transhumanism, the pursuit of using science and technology to transcend our biological limitations, is gaining momentum both as a philosophy and as a political movement.

This is largely thanks to high profile evangelists such as Ray Kurzweil, Hans Moravec, and Martine Rothblatt; corporate endeavors like Google’s life extension project Calico; and various grassroots projects like the the DIY biohacking movement.

This trend may feel incredibly recent, but its genesis was decades ago. The roots of the modern movement can be traced back to a futurist named FM-2030, or Fereidoun M. Esfandiary.

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