A Transhuman Future Has Been Humanity's Goal Since Discovering Fire
You might think that Humans are a noun, but in reality we’re actually a verb – we’re an action; an occurrence; a state of motion! As a noun, Humans would have to be redefined constantly throughout history. The question you should ask yourself is: Are we as we once were?
Are we still those hairless apes, who stood upright, wandering the African plains during sunlight? No. Once we discovered fire, how we defined our own species changed forever – we then became a species that could wander at both night and day, extending our reach during shorter periods of time.
“I live on Earth at present, and I don’t know what I am. I know that I am not a category. I am not a thing — a noun. I seem to be a verb, an evolutionary process — an integral function of the universe.”
– R. Buckminster Fuller
Which then raises the question: When did our species start taking control of our own evolution? Plenty of people today would say that we likely began taking control of our evolutionary development at the start of the 21st century, which included the successful mapping of the entire human genome. Though I would argue that our species began taking control of our own evolutionary development when we first discovered fire.