Newt Gingrich Understands Why Transhumanism a Pro-Life Issue

by Rebecca TaylorLifeNews.com

Many people who read my work elsewhere think transhumanism movement is not an important pro-life issue. It is so abstract an idea to them that they regularly wonder why I bother writing about it. I think it is simply because they don’t realize how much transhumanism is already in our consciousness. Artificial human enhancements are depicted everywhere from TV (Chuck) to movies (Captain America and Limitless) to video games (Deus Ex.)

And whether parents realize it or not, transhumansim is especially in the consciousness of our children. In a recent conversation, my own son asked me why I don’t like human enhancements. He was distressed and asked, “Then how can I become a super hero?” My husband commented that he wanted to be a super hero too when he was nine and every boy in the world wants to be a super hero. I responded that our son’s generation may actually be able to fulfill those childhood and childish “dreams” of becoming enhanced.

Read More: Many people who read my work elsewhere think transhumanism movement is not an important pro-life issue. It is so abstract an idea to them that they regularly wonder why I bother writing about it. I think it is simply because they don’t realize how much transhumanism is already in our consciousness. Artificial human enhancements are depicted everywhere from TV (Chuck) to movies (Captain America and Limitless) to video games (Deus Ex.)

And whether parents realize it or not, transhumansim is especially in the consciousness of our children. In a recent conversation, my own son asked me why I don’t like human enhancements. He was distressed and asked, “Then how can I become a super hero?” My husband commented that he wanted to be a super hero too when he was nine and every boy in the world wants to be a super hero. I responded that our son’s generation may actually be able to fulfill those childhood and childish “dreams” of becoming enhanced.

Read More: http://www.lifenews.com/2012/01/31/newt-gingrich-understands-why-transhumanism-a-pro-life-issue/