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Truly Human EnhancementA Philosophical Defense of Limits$
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Nicholas Agar

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780262026635

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: May 2014

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262026635.001.0001

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A Technological Yet Truly Human Future—as Depicted in Star Trek

A Technological Yet Truly Human Future—as Depicted in Star Trek

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(p.195) 10 A Technological Yet Truly Human Future—as Depicted in Star Trek
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Truly Human Enhancement
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Nicholas Agar

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262026635.003.0010

This concluding chapter presents the ideal of truly human enhancement as a positive vision of the future of our species. I propose that it embodies an especially attractive conception of where we might collectively be headed and our future relationship with technology. It uses the example of the (mostly) very human crewmembers of the Starship Enterprise in the TV series Star Trek as a counterpoint to the posthuman transhumanist visions of the future of our species.

Keywords:   Star Trek

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