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TED ESKİŞEHİR COLLEGE / 11-B God Mode Azra OYMAAĞAÇ The increase in the number of robots and AI create controversy. According to some scientists, robots will be the ones responsible for the extinction of humanity and planet Earth. We modified the robots by capabilities that belong to humans. But, what if everything reverses and we become more “mechanic”? 92 Yes, the main theme of this article will be “transhumanism” and “superhumans”. Transhumanism is a social and philosophical movement that has developed gradually over the past two decades. More literally, it is a way of thinking about the future which is based on the premise that the human species in its current form does not reflect the end of our advancement but rather a comparatively early phase. If you think the future shaped in the hands of transhumanism is far ahead, then I have to say you are mistaken. For instance, the first hard drive, which appeared in 1956, weighed over a ton and could just store 5 MB at most. Now, we have 2 TB memories which we put in our pockets. So long as technology refreshes itself at this rate, do not hesitate to believe that we are so close to reaching this level. Transhumanism is originated from three objectives which are called super longevity, superintelligence, and super wellbeing. 100,100 people die every day around the world because of various diseases caused by aging. If we fulfil the aim of “super