4. The Stagnation Hypothesis Versus Transhumanism

In this episode of Tech Forecast, I compare and contrast the technological stagnation hypothesis with the philosophy of Transhumanism. The technological stagnation hypothesis (promulgated by the economist Tyler Cowen among others) claims that we are currently living through a period of relative technological stagnation whereas Transhumanism (promulgated by the futurist Ray Kurzweil among others) claims that we are currently in the process of merging ourselves with technology and that this technological merging is a positive development for the human species.

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