Movies and books - Transhumanity

Saturday, 15 June 2013 - 9:14pm IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: dna
A list of movies and books based on transhumanity.

Books:

Singularities:

Technoculture, Transhumanism and Science Fiction in the 21st Century by Joshua Raulerson

Our Posthuman Frontier:

Transhumanism, Human Purpose and Our Future Evolution by Ted Chu.

The Transhumanist's Wager by Zoltan Istvan.

The Singularity Is Near by Ray Kurzweil.

Engines of Creation by Eric Drexler.

Creation:

How Science is Reinventing Life Itself by Adam Rutherford.

The Transhumanist Reader by Max More and Natasha Vita-More.

Beyond Human:

Science and the Changing Face of Humanity by John Bryant.

Transhumanist Dreams and Dystopian Nightmare by Maxwell J. Mehlman.

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley.

 

Movies:

Frankenstein: Is about an eccentric scientist who creates a grotesque creature in an unorthodox scientific experiment.

Blade Runner: The film was set in a dystopian Los Angeles and features genetically engineered organic robots.

Star Trek: the villain was the creation of transhumanist genetic engineering gone bad.

A Space Odyssey: realistic descriptions of space and touches upon the relationship between sentient AI and its human masters.
Metropolis: A science fiction film it was set in a futuristic urban dystopia,

The Terminator: Brought to light the challenge of cyborgs becoming stronger than humans and waging war against them.
Limitless: was about increasing the brain's ability through a "smart drug."
 




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