GT Featured

Hands Fixing Hands - A Sci-Fi Take on M.C. Escher's 'Drawing Hands'

Art by Joey Paur

Here's an awesome piece of art called Hands Fixing Hands by Shane Willis. It's a transhumanist version of M.C. Escher's classic piece 'Drawing Hands'. Not familiar with transhumanism? Here's a description...

Transhumanism, abbreviated as H+ or h+, is an international intellectual and cultural movement that affirms the possibility and desirability of fundamentally transforming the human condition by developing and making widely available technologies to eliminate aging and to greatly enhance human intellectual, physical, and psychological capacities. Transhumanist thinkers study the potential benefits and dangers of emerging technologies that could overcome fundamental human limitations, as well as study the ethical matters involved in developing and using such technologies. They predict that human beings may eventually be able to transform themselves into beings with such greatly expanded abilities as to merit the label "posthuman".

That's pretty interesting and crazy stuff. Who knows, maybe one day Apple will start developing and selling upgrades that we can implant in ourselves to expand our functions and abilites. What are your thoughts on transhumanism?

Here's the orignal piece of art...

Alerts From GeekTyrant

Choose a movie, show, actor, director, topic, or GT author to receive email alerts about.

Newest GeekTyrant Posts