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Stairways to the Sky

  • Roberto Manzocco
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Part of the Springer Praxis Books book series (PRAXIS)

Abstract

Overcoming the limitations of our short lives has always being among the deepest, most heartfelt of human desires, no matter how arrogant this may sound. And, by the way, just look at the original Latin root of the verb “desire,” a combination of “de,” which indicates “lack of something,” and “sidus,” that is, “star.” To desire literally means “to miss the stars,” to feel a need for them. Transhumanists, like many others, want to fulfill this “human, too human” desire to reach for the stars, and in a quite literal sense. Reaching the stars, living among them, becoming like Gods, and, of course, living forever, without ever having to meet the Grim Reaper.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Roberto Manzocco
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  1. 1.GoriziaItaly

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