Keywords: immortality posthumanism transhumanism cryonics avatar technoculture

KMT 2017 nr 7 Download PDF

Katarzyna Nowaczyk-Basińska

Nikolay Fyodorov’s Vision of Immortality and Contemporary Projects of Technological Re-presentation after Death

Cite: Katarzyna Nowaczyk-Basińska, Wizja nieśmiertelności Nikołaja Fiodorowa i współczesne projekty technologicznego uobecnienia po śmierci, "Kultura - Media - Teologia", 2017( 28) nr 7, s. 74-89.

In the article I am presenting the selected contemporary projects of technologically constructed immortality and I am correlating them with a nineteenth-century philosophy of Nikolay Fyodorov - a tireless promoter of the idea of resurrecting of the dead. The Fyodorov’s philosophy, which instead of contemplating the phenomenon calls for active participation in their creation, is a surprising extension of the currently developed cultural and technological projects related to restorting life to the body. In a coherent and consistent vision Fyodorov combines religious and scientific assumptions differently than the twenty-first century, which starts looking for the justification of immortality in technological progress, the post- and transhumanist discourses and mechanisms of the free market.

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