How did you become a transhumanist? (That is, assuming you are a transhumanist.)
Transhumanism is not a mainstream idea, it is hard to accidentally happen upon it. How did you find it? I'll start...
Before I was a transhumanist, I was transgender. In my early childhood, I had hopeful dreams about a machine that turns you into a girl (to the horror of my mother). Later, this evolved into a pill that turns you into a girl. Obviously, these are transhumanist ideas.
I did not want this to exist solely in fantasy, I wanted it to be real. I was not going to take it lying down and be Mother Nature's little bitch allowing her to predetermine an unfortunate existence for me. I did research on what makes a girl, which I desperately needed to be, a girl: chromosomes, specifically, the sex chromosomes. From that point, I decided to devote my life to "biological chemistry". I was still a child, so I did not know the word for "geneticist".
Much later on, in high school, still holding on to my aspirations, I was flipping through my biology book. Biological technology represents power over life, exactly what I needed. I was working ahead in that class, approximately five times faster than the rest. Just as someone being chased by wild dogs would run faster, I worked harder. I reached the chapter about applications.
Biotech, hell yes!
Then I found a word: "transgenic". Immediately after coming home, I asked my friend google about "transgenic humans". I know that some people have experimental tech that is not being implemented due to economic, practical, or ethical reasons. There was a sleight chance that the tech was already available. Google gave me many scholarly articles about the concept. Stumbling through a mess that flew way over my head, I found The Transhuman SubReddit. I loved what I saw. I came for "diet morphological freedom", I stayed for immortality, cognitive enhancement, full morphological freedom, physical enhancement, and so much more.
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