Origin Stories: Superheroes, Cyborgs, Artificial Intelligences (and Other Humans and Posthumans)

@inproceedings{Thweatt2018OriginSS,
  title={Origin Stories: Superheroes, Cyborgs, Artificial Intelligences (and Other Humans and Posthumans)},
  author={Jeanine Thweatt},
  year={2018}
}
Assuming some version of a transhumanist future, what sort of relationship between the human and the posthuman should there be? The origin stories we tell ourselves contain a potential answer. In modern superhero origin stories, the difference between hero and villain is simply the hero’s determination to remain connected to his or her human identity. Although it is common to wonder whether we will recognize the human within the posthuman, it is just as important to consider whether the… Expand