Brain Dwam · TransHumanism

An Abstract TransHuman Model

The following is the abstract TransHuman model I imagined. (NOTE: Meaning for designated letters; H – TransHuman, C – Consciousness, D – Data, I – Information, P – Processors and S – Sensors)

I hope most of them know about cloud systems. Assuming the space required for the circuit which possess consciousness (C) is relatively larger than the circuit which just process data and information (P); In this model, I placed the C in cloud and P in head. Here, only information (I), that is the details of data, is stored in head. The body has sensors (S) to interact with surroundings. The shape of the TransHuman described here is just an example. It can be of any based on designed equilibrioception. The work flow can be understood from the figure:

TransHuman Model

Though brain of transhuman is not similar to the human, just for understanding let’s assume it’s same. Our brain is split into left and right brain. They are connected by corpus callosum. Just imagine, I’m placing the circuit that acts as right brain inside the head and the circuit that acts as left brain in the cloud and they both are connected by network which acts as corpus callosum. Likewise, in this model, I’m placing C in cloud and P, S and I in the head which are connected by network.

Advantages:

  • Compact design of TransHuman
  • If C in one location malfunctions or damaged, the same C in another location can be used. Just like distributed servers.

Disadvantages:

  • TransHuman has to be connected to the cloud in real time.
  • Since a H can re-edit it’s own C, each distributed C has to be changed every time.

I could think of very few advantages and disadvantages. I’m just looking for more. The model is also not complete. This can be either feasible or non-feasible. I’m just keeping this open to discussion. Please provide your ideas/thoughts as comments.

Brain Dwam · TransHumanism

An Abstract Pattern

What I picture when I conceptualise TransHumanism is that the biological life (both information and function) is upgraded, thereby breaking the current biological life’s limitation. There is a pattern I recognised between early endosymbiosis [1] and transhumanism. I think transhumanism is a modern and radical endosymbiosis. Also, there is a term called Technium [2], coined by Kevin Kelly; which means the interconnected technologies whose system looks similar to biological life.

Let me provide brief explanation about the abstract pattern I recognised:

The eukaryotic cells, for example, an animal cell was formed by endosymbiosis. There were two separate organism with distinct functions. One cell went into another cell. They underwent symbiogenesis [1] since their capacity was better when they become as one. Here, the function of one’s cell system is functioning inside the system of other’s cell.

Likewise, the current biological life has it’s own function with many limitation in it’s own system and lacking advantages of technium. The technium on the other hand has it’s own function lacking advantages of current biological life. That is why, in today’s world you can find the symbiotic relationship between man and machine. The function of biological life can be made functioning better inside the system of technium. Thus in next level (transhumanism), the biological life (the function and information) will be endosymbiosed into technium thereby expanding it’s capacity to infinite.

You can see the following outline to get better understanding of the above explained abstract pattern:

An Abstract Pattern 2

References:

[1] Symbiogenesis. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Symbiogenesis

[2] Technium. https://www.edge.org/conversation/kevin_kelly-the-technium-and-the-7th-kingdom-of-life