Letter From Utopia May 20, 2009Posted by Matt Brown in Transhumanism.
Tags: Nick Bostrom, philosophy, Transhumanism
I absolutely love this essay. It’s by Swedish philosopher Nick Bostrom, the director of the Future Humanity Institute at Oxford University and one of the most well known transhumanist thinkers in the world. As the title implies it is a letter from utopia, the twist being that utopia in the article is one of our possible futures. Bostrom lays out a wonderful case for striving for a utopia is desirable (an easy task) and attainable (a much harder task) and he does it with some truly beautiful prose. If you have any interest in the future, transhumanism… you know what, scratch that. Even if you don’t have an interest in those things you owe it to your self to read this essay.