brainvomit:

Transhumanists tend to talk about how technology will create additional abilities for humans, but what I really want to hear about is how technology will become invaluable to disabled folks and the disenfranchised.

Autistic people sensitive to sound with cochlear implants where they can control sound dampening in different environments. People with muscular dystrophy equipped with exoskeletons. People with PTSD creating customized augmented reality overlays which warn them of possible triggers. People with low incomes 3D printing tools and technology on the cheap….

That’s what I want popularized in the future. Not businessmen being marketed to for wearable computers.

I, for one, think that’s what transhumanism is about. I’m a transhumanist because I have PTSD and depression and I think we should make ourselves into something that can correct those conditions and others instead of remaining at their mercy.

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