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As technological evolutions continue to gather momentum, there is a strong move by some scientists and philosophers to transform the present human nature that is characterized by the phenomenon of life and death into a superman, where aging and its corresponding end in death would be eliminated, making it possible for humans to live for untold numbers of years. Artificial Intelligence (AI), Robots and other technological machines will take over the basic duties of a natural [hu]man.

This book looks at the features of this envisioned “new world”, and anticipates that the transhuman world will lack ethics of good living and respect for human life, thus, becoming worse than the Hobbesian State of Nature where life was said to be brutish, nasty and short.

Since every step of growth goes with its unique kind of fear, the book adopts fearology (the study of fear and its management) in proposing what developing countries should do to be able to fully integrate into this expected world. For the developing countries to secure a leading place in the future world, they must take the studies of science, technology and philosophy seriously. This is why the author suggests the establishment of The Philosophy Academy and The Technology Intervention Institute to launch in unique perspectives on how the technologically-driven world can be instituted without necessarily negating the ethics of mutual living and respect for human life which ought to be the hallmark of every society.


Michael Bassey Eneyo is a seasoned scholar and a philosopher from Nigeria, who has written many philosophical books and articles on different challenging existential issues. His major books include Philosophy of Fear: A Move to Overcoming Negative Fear (2018), Philosophy of Unity: Love as an Ultimate Unifier (2019) and Ethics: Judging Morality Beyond the Limits of Man (2020). Eneyo has published many academic articles in both National and International Journals.

His ultimate goal is to contribute ideas that can help in making the world a better place for all beings, and not just for human beings. At present Eneyo is a staff of the Nigeria Customs Service.

Table of contents

Chapter One
The Transhuman world
The Historical background of transhumanism philosophy
The transhumanism agenda
Artificial intelligence (AI)

Chapter Two
The likely features of the transhuman world
The augmentation of human bodies
The thought process would be more transferable
Gamification and behavioural science will increase human productivity
Human beings will be more emphatic
The emergence of extreme personalization and customization
Significant shift in business practices
There would be a greater deal of attention on our societal values
The leading philosophy in the transhuman world

Chapter Three
Exploring the philosophy of fear
Historical account of fearism/fearology
Fearism/fearology as an emerging transdisciplinary philosophy
The fearist/fearologist

Chapter Four
Fear and its workings in humans
What is fear?
Knowing fear
Where is fear?
What is the nature of fear?
The workings of fear in humans
Sensory cortex
Fear and the human mind
Mind as the most active abbot for fear
Fear comes from life
Can there be fear without human agent?
Fear as a border between success and failure

 Chapter Five
The exposition of fear territory
Is the contemporary world a fear territory?
How fear territory can be expanded

Chapter Six
How the transhuman world will create more objects of fear
Is fear controlling the present world?
The dominant fear in the contemporary world
Fear of terrorism
Fear in politics

Chapter Seven
The ugly side of the transhuman society and the way out
The ugly side of the transhumsnism society
What the developing countries should do to be fully integrated into the transhumanism agenda
Adaption and implementation of the digitalization and automation policies
The modern war techniques
The need for training diversification
Investing in the power sector
Maintaining the traditional farming and food preservation methods
Vegetable garden culture
Tree planting

Chapter Eight
The need for a change in school curriculums
Introduction of The Philosophy Academy and Technology Intervention Institute


8658858490?profile=RESIZE_710xChapter Nine
The importance of fear studies in the transhuman society
9 key steps to overcome negative impacts of fear in the transhuman expected world
Step 1. Understanding fear
Step 2. Know why people fear
Knowledge of our limitations
Step 3. Identify your fear(s)
Step 4. Think positively about your fears
Step 5. Adopt a positive belief about fear
Step 6. Be focused and mindful
Step 7. Practice breath control
Step 8. Take a walk around a natural environment
Step 9. Accept the fact of life
The roles of fearologists and technologists in the fear management campaign against the transhuman fear
The most effective healing to the sickness of fear


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The above chart is particularly of interest to transhumanists who belive in change dynamics and evolution endlessly moving on into dimensions that 'stretch' (include but transcend) the very nature of humans, human nature, and humanity itself and what we call "life" (and Life) itself. Often mathematical paradigms, computational paradigms and good ol' creative extremism is brought into this mixture of futuristic and hybridizational thinking-- that is "transhumanism"-- as both vision, ideas, perhaps even ideologies. But those controversies I'll leave for others to discuss. I just read parts of an edited book by Lee, N. (2019). The Transhumanism Handbook. Springer. [charts from p. 760 by Selariu]

Very serious writers, thinkers, innovators and some 'mutants' in the current normal pool of psycho-cultural-sociological happenings. I looked up "fear" and was curious what positive transformational people were thinking in this book. I find it interesting. I would have liked to see a lot more on "fear" as a topic but I found this diagram of particular usefulness to my work and I think anyone ought to pay attention to this in the domain of Fear Studies, fearism, fearology etc. In particular look at the major factors on the left-side charts of what most limits the macroevolution of systems in an Intelligent (Information-driven) universe-- and, yes, I agree with this side for sure-- all of the aspects there are crucial and "culture of fear" (i.e., a human, humanity defined by pain/fear/reactions and neuro-sociological pressures to conform to that base structural brain-system of "survival" above all else)-- are top of the list. I am not at all surprised this is being critiqued, as well it should, by some transhumanists. Yeah!!!! 

Indeed, my whole domain of work is about re-imagining and transcending the 'Fear' Project... now, that's a long story and theory and ends with a promotion of a (perhaps mutational) idea of a new Fearlessness Psychology just read to be born in this living world here on Earth-- and the sooner the better! 

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ideaXme Radio Show

Ira Pastor, ideaXme longevity and aging Ambassador and founder of Bioquark, interviews Ósìnàkáchì Ákùmà Kálù, the founder and Chairman of the Transdisciplinary Agora for Future Discussions.

Ira Pastor Comments:

Today we are going to take a little journey across the Atlantic Ocean from where I am located here in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, to the continent of Africa.

Africa is the world's second largest and second most-populous continent, with 54 countries, covering around 12 million square miles with 1.2 billion people.

Africa has a little over a $2 trillion Nominal GDP and its export portfolio remains predominantly based on raw materials focused on energy, mining, and agriculture.

Little known on the health front, throughout the 20th century, Africa was the source of many "bio"-products and technologies responsible for the growth of the modern pharmaceutical industry as we know it today, from various natural product and ethnobotanical derived pharmaceutical sources, to the origin of the world’s first pregnancy test.

Continuing this theme, we see a lot of novel activities going on in the 21st century in Africa from the world’s first 3D printed inner ear transplant, which occurred in South Africa earlier this year, to the testing of various Ebola antibody products, as well as novel malaria diagnostics development.

However, despite decades of efforts in the areas of both of technology transfer and indigenous innovation (in biotech, as well as man other areas), as well as being a continent paradoxically bustling with an abundance of potential and natural resources, Africa still is often portrayed in the media as a “left behind” continent.

So, today on the show we will be speaking with Ósìnàkáchì Ákùmà Kálù, the founder and Chairman of Transdisciplinary Agora for Future Discussions (TAFFDs), which will be holding its revolutionary International Conference of Techno-Scientific Awareness in Solving 21st Century Problems next month in Kigali, Rwanda, from the 7th-11th of October 2019.

The conference will be taking place at the University of Rwanda, bringing together world renowned industry experts, inventors, policymakers, scholars, futurists and transhumanists, all converging to brainstorm, exhibit innovations, exchange ideas, and provide solutions for a new direction of a technological future for Africa.

Ósìnàkáchì is a strategic planner, team builder, visionary, inspirational speaker and a humanitarian, with degrees in Business Administration (Nigeria), Philosophy (Italy), and Fearism (Nepal).

He's the author of 2 books: Conquering The Beast Fear: A philosophical Cum Psychological Approach and The First Stage of the Fearologist.

On this show Ósìnàkáchì talks about:

His background, where he grew up, and how he became interested in business, philosophy, and fearology. How he became interested in mobilizing the global forces of technology and transhumanism in Africa.

The "hot spots" for technology development today in Africa.

The indigenous property issues related to technology in Africa. We’ll hear about the role of Fearology in Ósìnàkáchì’s life.

We’ll learn about the upcoming TAFFDs conference.

Finally, he tells us who he would like to meet and why!

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