The need for hyperhumanism in the age of AI (artificial intelligence)

Humans are not evolutionarily equipped to deal with the level of complexity that the rapid rise in disruptive technology is creating. While we are trying to humanise the machine, we are becoming more robotic. ‘Design or be designed’ is the new mantra. We need to think about a new form of human becoming which has deeper interpretation on the potentialities of the future than Transhumanism. Hyperhumanism examines how technology can help us to transform the human condition.


Carl Hayden Smith is Associate Professor of Media in the School of Arts & Creative Industries at the University of East London and is the former interim Head of Research and the Director of the Learning Technology Research Centre (LTRC) at the Institute for Creativity & Technology, Ravensbourne University London.

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