Series | Heretics

Tim Urban’s case for transhumanism

We interviewed Tim Urban at Hereticon. Here’s what he had to say about Elon Musk & transhumanism.

“It doesn’t sound that great being a dying mammal to me.”

That’s Tim Urban, founder of the popular blog Wait But Why, making his pitch for the development of robotic and technical enhancements to the human body — a school of thought known as transhumanism.

For Urban, the assumption that “natural” is inherently good is one that needs reconsidering. And while the ideas of transhumanism may sound like science fiction, some of them are much closer to reality than you might think — with cyborgs already walking among us.

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