Enough Is Not Enough: The Integration of Transhumanism into Pop Culture

by CMStewart on May 10, 2011

“Hi, Silimary. I didn’t expect to see you here. I thought you’d be at your feminist group. Don’t you guys meet on Saturday nights?”

“Oh hi, Thrust. I quit that group. Outgrew it. They’re determined to let outdated, defeatist mindsets rule their bodies and minds.”

“Really? That’s odd - for a group that claims to be about equality between the sexes.”

“Yes, it’s absolutely nonsensical. Would you believe everybody else in that group believes biotech a male-driven boogeyman? That’s the reason I quit.”

“Does this have something to do with the new Pink Viagra?”

“Yep. They say it’s not normal to artificially increase their libidos. I say if they want to fit into the norm, that’s their business, but they’ll be left behind. Real feminists will embrace biotechnology’s empowering benefits, because the future belongs to the empowered female. Check out this flyer I got at the Transhuman Institute of Technological Services. (T.I.T.S)”

Women - an enhanced body is a healthy body. Free cognitive enhancement with every mammary – posterior enhancement Type T or above. Get your womanly parts enhanced and reach your full potential today - don’t be a Luddite!

“So what do you think, Thrust? Pretty damn transhuman, eh?”

“Wow - that chick in the flyer - I mean that female in the flyer looks pretty damn enhanced. In a totally rational way, of course. I mean, it’s perfectly reasonable for women to make their breasts and bottoms that large. And their cognitions too, if they feel like it.”

“Yes, transhumanists support having exacting control over all bodily functions and cognitive processes. All empowered women should be enhancing themselves. Enhancement is just a natural extension of evolution. So rejecting Pink Viagra is reflexive misandry at its worst.”

“Yep. We don’t need any reflexive misandrists in the transhumanism movement.”

“I agree. That’s why I got the Pink Viagra patch. And when they come out with the Pink Viagra - producing brain implant, I’ll be the first one to have it drilled into my skull. I’ve already signed up.”


“Yes, drilled. They have to drill your skull to push the Pink Viagra-producing capsule into your brain.”

“Don’t you think that’s a bit . . .extreme?”

“Of course not. As a transhumanist, I take great pride in having 100% control over my body and my libido. There’s no way I’m going to let society dictate what I should or shouldn’t be doing with my body. I claim full ownership and full responsibility.”

“Of course. But don’t you want to wait until there’s a less invasive way to insert the Viagra? For example, I bet in a few years we’ll figure out how to manipulate our genes into instructing our bodies to produce hormonal Viagra by the bucketful.”

“If I’m not going to let society dictate my life experience, why should I let the pace of technology dictate my life experience? That would be slavery!”

“I guess you’re right.”

“Of course I’m right. And you would be a proponent of circumstantial slavery not to agree with me.”

“Well, I’m certainly against slavery of any kind.”

“Transhumanism is all about empowering individuals by giving them absolute choice and control. And T.I.T.S. is leading the new feminists by acknowledging and asserting the fact that women should be in complete control of their bodies and libidos.”

“Men too. Men should enhance their libidos to freakish - I mean ultra-healthy levels. If they want to, of course. And if I want to increase the size of my manhood to the size of my arm . . or leg, that’s my business.”

“Yes, of course. And soon libido-enhanced females - and males - will be the norm.”

“As well as males with gargantuan manparts - they’ll be the norm too, just like women with gargantuan breasts and bottoms.

“Absolutely. And if we transhumanists want to fit into the norm, that’s our business.”

About the Author:

CMStewart is a psychological horror novelist, a Singularity enthusiast, and a blogger. You can follow her on Twitter @CMStewartWrite or go check out her blog CMStewartWrite.


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  • http://singularityblog.singularitysymposium.com/ Socrates

    @CMStewart:twitter Well, It was Epicurus who once said that for those for whom enough is not enough nothing will be…

  • http://twitter.com/CMStewartWrite CMStewart

    If Epicurus could see us now! :)

  • http://twitter.com/Nikki_OlsonTSIN Nikki Olson

    Hi CMStewart!

    Your article reminds me of the short clip about Transhumanism here: http://bloggingheads.tv/diavlogs/23870?in=59:56&out=60:58

    The idea of not being afraid to leave what is comfortable and ‘human’ is a big part of the Transhumanist ethos, and will motivate actually doing the things you describe in your blog!


  • http://twitter.com/CMStewartWrite CMStewart

    Thanks for the clip, Nikki!Yes, that makes sense. I believe oscillating between was is perceived as “better” (in many cases, bigger, faster, and stronger) and what is perceived as “normal” (fitting into a group) is a part of our collective human condition.

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  • Neurosys Sin

     I agree with the ‘forget normal’ bit, echoed here in the comments. To me TransHuman means acknowledging our power of choice and recognizing our own authority in such matters. I don’t want a woman with a booty like that, but thats ok, maybe someone does. So long as I can find a version I like I’m happy. I agree.. if we want to become futuremen with huge dongs and huge boobed amazonian mates, thats our business. Got a problem, take it up with my robot army!

  • http://twitter.com/CMStewartWrite CMStewart

    Neurosys, your comment made me laugh! :) And I 100% agree with “acknowledging our power of choice and recognizing our own authority.”

    Well said!

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