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The True Origins of Transhumanism

How Russians, robots, and dolphins spawned a movement at Esalen

A woman at the Esalen Institute. Photo: Matthew Naythons/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images

The ultimate goal of personal transcendence was to leave the sinful, temporary body behind and float as a free, perfected consciousness. All that prior consumption was just fuel for the rocket, and the regrettable destruction something to leave behind with the rest of physical reality.

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Douglas Rushkoff

Douglas Rushkoff

Author of Survival of the Richest, Team Human, Program or Be Programmed, and host of the Team Human podcast http://teamhuman.fm