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"You know what they say the modern version of Pascal's Wager is? Sucking up to as many Transhumanists as possible, just in case one of them turns into God."
Greg Egan, Crystal Nights

Seven of Nine: Meditation, it rejuvenates you?
Cmr. Tuvok: Indeed it does.
Seven: I suggest you try Borg regeneration. It's much more efficient. A simple cortical implant would be required...
Tuvok: (queasy) Another time, perhaps.
Star Trek: Voyager, "Night"

"I turned them into post-human warriors. You're a soldier, think of it as a necessary sacrifice. (...) The Ceph are coming, Prophet. Soon. You think we'll defeat them with ordinary human soldiers? This isn't a war ordinary humans can win. This is the future. Death's an inconvenience now. Nothing more. We are all dead men walking!"
Jacob Hargreave, Crysis 2

"I'm not human, but my ancestors were, and what they dreamed, we are."
Gwendolyn Ingolfsson, Drakon

"It's in this context we should look again at Roddenberry's famous 'Box' for Star Trek: The Next Generation, forbidding any kind of interpersonal conflict among the crew, even disallowing children to mourn their parents. Indeed, Roddenberry's idealized Enterprise seems suspiciously inhuman, or a level above human. Perhaps his 'New Human Movement' wasn't just a throwaway."

Long before the cult of the Nailed God, long before warrior tribes invoked the names of Dagon and Baal, the most accomplished Tzimisce attempted to transcend the limitations of mortal clay: reworking the structures of their bodies, they reshaped themselves to conform to their visions - or nightmares - of perfection.
Vampire: The Dark Ages - Transylvania By Night

All previous versions of humanity will no longer be supported as of this update.
Registry Update, Civilization: Beyond Earth

"If someone came from the past, to meet us here and now, what do you think they'd say about us? Would they even call us human?"
Lisa looked at me seriously. "No. They'd call us gods."
—''The People Of Sand And Slag," by Paolo Bacigalupi


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