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The Misnomer of Transhumanism as Directed Evolution

@inproceedings{Bostrom2011TheMO,
  title={The Misnomer of Transhumanism as Directed Evolution},
  author={Nick Bostrom},
  year={2011}
}
Transhumanism is sometimes described as directed evolution. The suggestion that the transhumanist project is evolutionary is problematic because the enhancements countenanced by transhumanism do not track the models and processes of evolution. A significant example of this disconnect is that evolution, on most theoretical accounts, is ateleological and transhumanism is wholly teleological. Transhumanist use of the metaphor of evolution suggests an inevitability to transhumanist changes that is… 
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