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Originally posted by Kandinsky
reply to post by 19872012
Eugenics is a process being applied over several generations with a fundamental goal in mind. It's also tended to be focused across societies and groups rather than individuals. In essence, eugenics is a non-consent procedure as the potential participants are yet unborn. By extension, the repercussions and costs will be experienced by people who never volunteered to be genetic 'test pilots' in the first place.
Transhumanism could be just epic coolness. It's focused on willing, informed individuals. For example, technology that could replace lungs and allow the respiratory system to take in more air and remove the pollutants with 100% success. Maybe, hi-tech eyeballs with telescopic and IR vision? Conceivably, we could have the internet 6.0 displayed in our vision and be able to have 'video' chats with people across Earth in a virtual reality...as if they were there with you.
Physically disabled people could be enabled to have complete mobility back or have some technological proxy allow full interface with society. We've already got basic cochlear implants...in future we could have 'add-ons' to improve our abilities.