Ever heard of Transhumanism? Me neither until today when I switched on the radio to hear the most jawdropping conversation.
Transhumanism:- The belief or theory that the human race can evolve beyond its current physical and mental limitations, especially by means of science and technology.
According to American transhumanist, journalist, entrepreneur and futurist Zoltan Istvan, the likelihood of humans existing only as pure data-with no physical body on the cloud is very real & closer that we think. According to Istvan – as we approach death,
the physical body will be replicated through technology through the extraction of DNA etc, and our consciousness will be uploadable into cyberspace. By doing this says Istvan, the consciousness will continue to live on forever in a peaceful disease free state. This is apparently something already in the advanced stages of research in the USA & expected to be happening by around 2042. So after listening, I find myself wondering – Has technology simply gone too far? What about the concept of God, karma & transmigration of the consciousness from one body to the next?