Transhumanism refers to an optimistic belief in the
enhancement of the human condition through technology in all its forms.
It is rooted in the belief that humans can and will be
enhanced by the genetic engineering and information technology of today, as
well as anticipated advances, such as bioengineering, artificial intelligence,
and molecular nanotechnology, resulting in an iteration of Homo sapiens enhanced or augmented, but still fundamentally human. This article
in The Conversation asks not if advances in technology have put evolution
into hyperdrive but should they?