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The Avengers Help You Understand Your Fears About Transhumanism | Science Not Fiction | Discover Magazine
"Transhumanism is a big, complicated, sprawling idea. The central concept – that humans can be made better with technology – touches on a lot of hopes and fears about the future of humanity. Though I’m always going on about how great human enhancement could be, I’ve got my fair share of fears myself. But my fears are probably way different than many of your fears. But how in the world can we represent those concerns? As it turns out, I’ve found a pretty good set of archetypes that represent our hopes and fears: Marvel Comic’s Avengers."
transhumanism  future  biology  psychology  change  metaphor  comics 
march 2011 by tsuomela
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