TranshumanismwithJames Tunney

Books Mentioned In This Interview

james tunney the mystical accord: sutras to suit our times, lines for spiritual evolution james tunney ireland i don't recognize who she is james tunney blue lies september john mccarthy defending ai research marvin minsky the emotion machine jacques vallee the network revolution francis crick the astonishing hypothesis barbara marx hubbard conscious evolution debashish banerji critical posthumanism and planetary futures michael murphy the future of the body arthur c clarke profiles of the future irene cohen janca the golem of prague mary shelley frankenstein julien offray de la mettrie man a machine giovanni pico della mirandola oration on the dignity of man lewis mumford technics and civilization john desmond bernal the world the flesh and the devil lewis mumford the pentagon of power lewis mumford technics and human development s lewis that hideous strength s lewis the abolition of man ray kurzweil the singularity is near j b s haldane possible worlds george m young the russian cosmists h g wells the open conspiracy andrew brown j. d. bernal: the sage of science henri de saint simon social organization the science of man west churchman the systems approach west churchman the systems approach and its enemies buckminster fuller critical path w edwards deming out of the crisis anthony burgess a clockwork orange g k chesterton heretics peter hitchens the rage against god mary mcaleese quo vadis mary robinson climate justice ayn rand the virtue of selfishness john lilly the human biocomputer walter lippmann public opinion edward bernays crystalizing public opinion jay haley milton erickson william james pragmatism abraham maslow the farther reaches of human nature karl eckhartshausen the cloud upon the sanctuary john nelson darby commentary on the book of revelation

James Tunney, LLM, is an Irish barrister who has lectured on legal matters throughout the world. He is a poet, a scholar, and author of The Mystery of the Trapped Light: Mystical Thoughts in the Dark Age of Scientism plus The Mystical Accord: Sutras to Suit Our Times, Lines for Spiritual Evolution. His paintings have been shown in galleries in Scandinavia and London.His website is

Here he describes the history of the transhumanist movement, with a particular focus on its development in the 1920s – and a view to understanding both proponents and critics. On the positive side, the movement seeks to enhance the human lifespan and human capacities. On the negative side it sometimes treats humans as machines, perhaps even inferior to machines, or perhaps as cogs in a greater machine – denying conscious sovereignty and spirituality.

(Recorded on January 30, 2021)

James Tunney, Ireland I Don’t Recognize Who She Is —

Published on February 17, 2021


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