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IoT and Transhumanism

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At the present time, achieving a non-biological Transhuman state would require the use of a suite of converged technologies that augment and potentially replace the biological components and functions that traditionally define the human body and state. This paper defines what technology-based Transhumanism is and the likely pathways towards it. With that in mind, the Internet of Things (IoT) is introduced as a key concept, and an exposition of its use provided, along with examples of how convergence with other technologies is pivotal to achieving Transhumanism. Existing supporting technologies are then introduced to demonstrate how converged, IoT centric technology, can connect with the world and enable capabilities that expand beyond the person.

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Crowther, M. (2019). IoT and Transhumanism. In: Lee, N. (eds) The Transhumanism Handbook. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-16920-6_55

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