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Table of contents
Of Genes, Bemes & Conscious Things: Transhuman Enhancements & Transbeman Rights
Beme Recording: MyLifeBits, the Gordon Bell/Microsoft Project
How do DNA & BNA Differ?
What is A BNA-Being? A Beman
What’s the Point?
Why Is the Beme Mightier than the Gene?
Vannevar Bush, 1945, “As We May Think”: Memory Extender
The Terasem Hypothesis: A Bemex, Circa 2020
In a Nutshell
What Do We Mean by Conscious Things?
Examples of Conscious Computers
Consciousness of Computers Is Matter of Degree
Legal Rights Are the Flip Side of Legal Obligations
Two-Step Process, With Many Gradations of Rights
How Can Conscious Computers Be a Lifeform?
Introducing the Transbemans Species: Persona Creatus
Who Is a Transbeman?
Why Need New Word?
Problems with Other Words
Why This Particular Word
What Is Transbemanism
Transbemanists & Transhumanists
Biopolitics & Transbemanism (H+=Transhumanism; B+=Transbemanism)
Psychology of Transbemanism
Transhumanists’ Catch-22: Positive Eugenics Not for Me
Transbemanist Resolution: Euthenics Is for All of Us
More H+ & B+ Comparisons
H+ & B+ Are Two Points on Continuum of Critical Path for Future Philosophies
Transhumanist Compared to Transbemanist Checklist
More Commonality Than Difference
H+ (Neuromancer) Synergy With B+ (Wintermute) Foretold By W. Gibson
Implications for Legal Rights for Conscious Computers