Visions of the Afterlife and Transhumanist Wet Dreams

Death is a staple of human existence and it should come as no surprise that throughout history, human communities have developed narratives and practices to cope with death and imagine and enact a possible afterlife. Today, one arena where such narratives are acted out is popular culture and science fiction film. Transhumanists have a vested interest in how SF films portray technological possibilities for life after the death of the biological body or avoiding death altogether. Transhumanism is a philosophy that encourages the use of technology (e.g. bio-technology, nano-technology) to enhance the human body …

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