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As you have probably already noticed, the Posthuman video series didn't reach its Kickstarter target. This doesn't mean we will be giving up on the series! We are currently looking at other ways we might be able to fund it.

Nevertheless, we would like to thank everyone who backed the project and who helped spread the word over the past six weeks. Thanks!
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Go on guys, keep up the good work! Hope to see the next episode soon :)
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Feeling the love: Tweeted by Sam Harris!
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We're now also on Twitter! Join us in bringing the conversation on the future of humanity into the spotlight!

https://twitter.com/biopsUK
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I love what you guys are doing. Keep up the great work!
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PostHuman: An Introduction to Transhumanism is the first of our planned video series on transhumanism, titled PostHuman.

We investigate three dominant areas of transhumanism: super longevity, super intelligence and super wellbeing, and briefly cover the ideas of thinkers Aubrey de Grey, Ray Kurzweil and David Pearce.
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+Terrence Lee Reed
We don’t mean to say that we can in any way “escape” evolution, only that we can bring forth a radically different form of selection pressure. Evolution is blind; mutations are random. 
Selection pressure will be no means gone, indeed, it will in many cases be amplified. The selection pressure against cystic fibrosis, for example, will massively rise! 

re: AI, that's a contentious claim! Remember, the phrase we used was "simulated consciousness", by which we mean intelligence, yes, but also phenomenal experience. It's not at all settled that subjective states are possible with classical computers. Of course, we want to maintain reductive physicalism, and we don't want to privilege biology (i.e. there's nothing 'special' about the physical substrates; consciousness is implementation independent), so it's a matter of working out what it is about our current wetware that is the crucial difference - a job for a philosophically sophisticated cognitive science.

Thanks for writing!
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In the wake of our first video launch, we share some brief thoughts, stats and ideas on where we go from here.
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Love it. Let's hope the post human meme goes viral into every human on this planet. 
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Tweeted by Aubrey de Grey!
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And our Kickstarter! We want to make more!: http://kck.st/1fhJpOJ
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+Calin Petrescu The animal-human hybrids are animals that have had some human genes spliced into their genome, similar to how scientists have spliced genes from one animal into another (the one that comes to mind is the jellyfish gene that produces luminescence into rats). They have not created half-human, half-animal creatures.
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A Critical Forum for Transhumanist Thought
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The British Institute of Posthuman Studies investigates the effects and ethics of current and upcoming technologies, bringing the conversation on the future of humanity into the spotlight.