Rebecca Taylor (Mary Meets Dolly) points to a new film coming out about transhumanism
, and she rightly points out the aptness of the subtitle: Will we survive our technology
? For that is exactly the problem with transhumanism: that it purports that such a thing as “transcending” humanity by merely material means is possible. But with a supernatural destiny and an intrinsic capax Dei
, man is already the apex of material nature–any transcending he can do will not be accomplished by material, technological means (though such means are fine for stewarding and improving his condition.) The transhumanist imagines he can fundamentally alter the human essence through technology, but such an attempt can only mean becoming less, not more, than human. See Rebecca’s post for more.