actively preparing for becoming posthuman.
Someone who is informed enough to see radical
future possibilities and plans ahead for them, and who takes every current
option for self-enhancement. The Reader's Digest Great Encyclopedia
Dictionary (1966) defines "transhuman" as meaning "surpassing;
transcending; beyond". In the Webster's New Universal Unabridged
"transhuman" is defined as meaning "superhuman,"
and "transhumanize," meaning "to elevate or transform to
something beyond what is human". Yet, these are not a complete and
contemporary meanings.Today, we refer to transhuman as meaning an
evolutionary transition from being biologically human toward our merger with technology, as set forth by well-known futurist
FM-2030 (f/k/a F.M. Esfandiary), as "a new kind of being crystallizing
from the monumental breakthroughs of the late twentieth century. ... The earliest
manifestations of a new evolutionary being." [Term: FM-2030, Are You A
Transhuman?. (The word was first used
in "Transhuman 2000" by FM-2030 in Woman in the Year 2000 (Ed.
Maggie Tripp) in the 1970s, and later by Damien Broderick in The Judas
Mandala from 1982 (of which an excerpt called "Growing Up" was
published in Galileo in 1976), and Natasha Vita-More in the tranart "Transhumanist Arts" Statement 1982.)