“As a humanitarian and meta-transhumanist,
I seek a more humane humanity.
A seamless use of the elements
to provide a safe and healthy ecosystem here on Earth.”
“I developed the Metabrain in 1996
as a third brain prosthetic to align with
the advances in AI and AGI, to improve
on biology and as a backup for the brain.”
Natasha Vita-More, longtime transhumanist and advocate of the ethical use of technology, believes that a genuine orientation to one’s ideals are the real reason some people succeed, and others do not. We might be humans, she muses, but where is our humaneness?
Vita-More is perhaps most often recognized as the designer of the first future human prototype. She describes her “Primo Posthuman” creation as the next “genre of human.”
It was her Primo Posthuman design that garnered interest from publications and media outlets throughout the world. And it’s no wonder - as humans, we have an insatiable desire to explore the universal “what if.”
What if we could live as long as we wanted? What if we could regenerate body parts, or achieve multiple parallel awareness? Change our eye color at will?
A global thought leader on topics ranging from artificial intelligence to nanotechnology to radical life extension to the human physique, Vita-More has dedicated her life’s work to exploring the potential of human beings, now and in the future yet unknown.
While present-day AI is all around us, it does not have agency or the capacity to change us fundamentally. Vita-More predicts that soon, however, a stronger AI or artificial general intelligence will augment our cognition.
Future AI, she says, will become a part of the human experience. Vita-More believes it will carve new neural pathways, not to achieve superintelligence, but to unlock characteristics she feels are very much missing from a large section of humanity: being more humane, empathetic, and kinder.
Vita-More believes that when humans and AI eventually integrate in a meaningful way, we may finally be able to evolve past traumas that hold us back in life.
The futuristic version of human beings will be superior in a myriad of ways. Still, we are left to wonder whether the humans of tomorrow, like Thomas Aquinas before us and Natasha Vita-More today, will continue to ponder life’s central thesis:
What does it mean to be human?
©Prophets of AI