Transhumanism has always been defined by its “trans” – to transcend our humanity via science and technology. But what about the “humanism” in Transhumanism? Should it not convey a sense of looking out for the global people? To use modern technology as a means of helping those less fortunate?
“Brighter Brains Institute (BBI), a transhumanist-friendly think tank in California, has launched a GoFundMe campaign to establish a health clinic in western Uganda. The clinic will be at Bwethe Primary, a remote school in the Ruwenzori “Mountains of the Moon” near the Congo border. Bwethe cannot be reached by road; it’s a 45-minute hike from the rural town of Kyarumba.” – Hank Pellisier, Founder of Brighter Brains Institute
It is why, in the spirit of Transhumanism, that a group of people have made it their mission to help give the people of Uganda a chance at fighting back against the unfortunate turmoil of their biological and geographical limitations. By establishing a health clinic – known as the Bwethe Health Clinic – in the Ruwenzori of western Uganda, the children in that general area will finally be able to acquire much-needed healthcare.
The future of Transhumanism may appear sci-fi oriented from the onset, but for many of us, achieving such a future necessitates a certain level of Humanist action in the present day. There are many problems that remain throughout the world. For us Transhumanists, we see an opportunity with the establishment of an advanced modern technology – open-source crowdfunding! If we can harness this technology as a means of helping out those who cannot currently help themselves, then we’ll have taken one extra step towards the future we wish to create.
Uganda is merely one of many countries who need our help. If donating to a campaign is something in which you cannot do personally, at the very least one can make an equally powerful gesture by sharing the campaign with your friends and family. In doing so, you’ll have spread the message and increased the chances of a better life for these children.
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