CTP #026 - Libby Emmons (What it Means to Be Human) / by Ryan Ferris

Libby Emmons is a writer and playwright that recently wrote a piece on Transhumanism for Quillette. 

We discuss whether transhumanism is synonymous with oppression; free speech; robot sex; utilitarianism and the ethics of a superintelligent AI govt; what a post human world might look like; free-range parenting; convenience vs human autonomy and the fragility of infastructure; transgenderism, trans rights and transhumanism; eco-anarchism, earthships and self-sustainability; artificial wombs and the future of reproduction; and what it might truly mean to be human. 

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Libby's Work:

Quillette Article
Puss Collective
Libby's Blog
Libby on Twitter

Mentioned:

Herman Hesse - The Glass Bead Game
The Magicians
Airline Highway by Lisa D'Amour
Neuralink - Wait but Why
Hyper-Reality

Download episode free here or just search Cosmic Tortoise in any podcast app. 

Recorded in Christchurch, New Zealand.