Thanks to Ron Jones for this:
Transhumanism: Yearning to transcend biology
by Cathy Young The Boston Globe
Published: July 10, 2006
BOSTON With everything else that's happening in the world today, debates about whether humanity should embrace as yet nonexistent technologies that could enhance our physical and intellectual abilities and someday make us "more than human" may seem frivolous.
Nonetheless, a debate on "transhumanism" has been going on for a few years, with naysayers and doomsayers on one side, optimistic futurists on the other, and too little in between.