Humanity Unshackled brings a fresh perspective to the subject of transhumanism – the vision that people all around the world can be liberated from the shackles of the human condition.

Guests on Humanity Unshackled will explore the viability and scalability of technologies key to transhumanism: regenerative medicine, mental augmentation, robotic automation of work, cyborg implants and exoskeletons, nanoscale molecular factories, biological reprogramming, abundant sustainable energy, uplifting animal species, journeys into both outer and inner space, and much more.

The show asks some vital questions. With all the capabilities of these new technologies, what could go wrong? And what could go wonderfully well? How should human systems of economics, politics, philosophy, and religion transform in the light of these dramatic possibilities? What will happen to our work, rest, and play? And what lies in the future for the age-old circle of life and death?

For Humanity Unshackled, no subject is taboo. Each episode features a number of guests with different perspectives and forthright opinions, but with a shared conviction that the discussion of transhumanist possibilities needs to reach the general public as quickly as possible. As the presenters point out, transhumanism is too explosive to leave to transhumanists!

The first episode is “Hopes, Dreams, and Definitions”. Along with regular presenters Rusty Burridge and David Wood, the episode features Kate Levchuk, founder of Transpire and Kate Goes Tech.

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For a complete listing of Humanity Unshackled episodes, see the Future Surge Media page.


Music: “Far Away 6,” written and performed by Sean Anthony Brennan aka Jonny Carbine & The Lowdown Dirty Dog Band.

Art work: Eleanor O’ Donnell.

First published on 6 November 2020.

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