Elise Bohan is a senior research scholar at the University of Oxford’s Future of Humanity Institute. She holds a PhD in macrohistory and wrote the world’s first book-length history of transhumanism as a doctoral student. Her debut book Future Superhuman: Our transhuman lives in a make-or-break century was published in 2022.
The transhuman era
Non-fictionThe story of the transhuman era has much in common with the creation myths of old – and with religious tales of transcendence. It heralds the emergence of a powerful – omniscient, omnipresent – force (AI) possessing intelligence that far exceeds our own. And lends itself to stories that play off destruction against what you could term ‘salvation’, in the form of digital immortality.
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