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I will be an immortal god I will be left behind
Debate Score:4
Arguments:6
Total Votes:4
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Transhumanism is inevitable.

A singularity is eminent. With the rise of biotechnology, nanotechnology, and artificial intelligence, we are on the verge of a new age of man; The Transhuman Age. More and more scientists are beginning to view aging more as a disease than a natural part of life, and some predict that by 2050 We will have the technology and knowledge to live twice as long and augment our brains and bodies with biotech. We will also have the capability to perform advanced gene editing. It is my personal belief that the human race will be surpassed, enslaved and exterminated by a new race of transhuman gods. These people will be the wealthy elites who can afford such alterations and the people who are smart enough to work on this technology. This is simply how life works, the inferior die and the strong and intelligent survive.

I will be an immortal god

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I will be left behind

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Transhumanism is already here.

-- Cochlear implants

-- Pacemakers

-- Artificial lenses in the eyes

-- Artificial Hearts

-- Mind-controlled robotic arms

-- Breast implants

-- Artificial hips

-- Total knee replacement

et cetera

et cetera

et cetera

Side: I will be an immortal god
1 point

Breast implants are powerful ;)

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marcusmoon(530) Clarified
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Breast implants are nowhere near as powerful as the real breasts in their natural state.

Transhumanism does not necessarily mean improvement on natural humans. I think in large part it is people using scientific discovery and capitalist innovation to avoid having to do the work of becoming better as individuals.

Side: I will be an immortal god
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I may die before the work is complete but I'm one of the anointed ;)

Side: I will be an immortal god

I am deciding upon this vote because of the two choices.

I do not necessarily think I will be left behind, though my chances are infinitesimal.

The primary challenge to this is that we will NOT become Immortal Gods.

Oh, we will begin living Virtual Immortal Lives, with Open Ended Life Spans... but that is NOT Immortal. To be immortal means living forever, which means living an infinite length of time, and that simply is impossible. So we will not be immortal, we will just have vastly longer life spans than we have now.

The next issue is whether or not we will be Gods. Well, what is a God is in the "Eye of the Beholder". I truly hope this is not the future we go into, because if it is, then it means that a few will have all the dictatorial power over the few and because of that they will become "Gods in the Eye of the Masses". That would truly be a sad future. So, I prefer a future with more individual equality and freedom which means that NO ONE should be considered a God.

No matter how poerful we become in the future, if such power is common place, then it will not define those with that power to be a God. Instead it will simply define them as being a common member of the far future society.

Now, I think we are all on a path we cannot prevent from happening where we will evolve into an Advanced Technological Race of Pure Minds with immense power over our existence compared to what people today have, but those future people will just be common people of the future... NOT GODS and NOT IMMORTALS.

Side: I will be left behind