Transhumanism is the belief that human beings are destined to transcend their mortal flesh through technology. They believe our biology constrains our experience of reality, refusing to accept what nature has given us. From bionic limbs and eyes to designing new senses and extending life expectancy, these individuals are redefining what it means to be human.
Although these ideas have long lived on the pages of comic books and sci-fi novels, the movement—now a reality—is starting to disrupt industries and individuals in meaningful ways. With technology evolving at an unprecedented rate, further change is imminent. This project documents a critical moment in time as we enter the next chapter in human evolution.
Transhumanist ideas raise some important questions for us all. While we love the efficiency and entertainment technology provides, can we embrace a future where it goes beyond our environment and enters our minds and bodies? Could we reach a point where we gift friends and family cognitive implants and new senses? If we are able to defy death, what are the implications for the meaning of life? And, most importantly, will this evolution divide or unite us?
Humans are now Gods. We are now able to create and design our personal evolution—but do we have the foresight to do it the right way?
A collaboration with Gem Fletcher