Transhumanism is an international intellectual and cultural movement supporting the use of science and technology to improve human mental and physical characteristics and capacities.
Finally saw the audio visual thrill ride that is AVATAR 3D, It is the most 5 sense stunning movie I have ever experienced ! The storyline is classic and it is delivered with passion and sincerity. Some people have complained that the story was not original(true, but what is)There is no such thing as originality everything is borrowed from everything. What makes a great movie is a great story told with passion and delivered with integrity. This is AVATAR !
A few plot holes were easily overlooked like why was Unobtanium so valuable ? ...although anti gravity floating crystal metals should be worth something
During the first battle between the humans and the Na'vi, the Na'vis' arrows failed to penetrate any of the human vehicles' windshields. Yet, during the final battle, the Na'vi arrows successfully penetrate the windshields(We could speculate:This is because the Na'vi started the film not knowing what they were fighting and used standard weapons. In the final battle the Na'vi have worked with Jake to modify their weapons - the arrows and spears are thicker and larger)
More of a general technical criticism of the actual avatar concept:
Why did Netiri and eventual all the people accept Jake as one of the Na'vi when his obvious human genetics were notable by smell? She conveniently forgets or ignores this fact until the humans attack the Hometree. Love I guess or it could be that the Na'vi accepted his spirit more rather than his physical being oh wait that is love !
Now the underlying themes of the movie are questionable:
The movie appears to be a greenie anti military imperialism on the surface, but ultimately the winners were the group(Na'vi) who killed the most members of the other group
There was a 3 minute National Guard infomercial shown before movie
Ultimately the movie advances the the concept of transhumanism
The term "transhumanism" is symbolized by H+ or h+ and is often used as a synonym for "human enhancement". Although the first known use of the term dates from 1957, the contemporary meaning is a product of the 1980s when futurists in the United States began to organize what has since grown into the transhumanist movement. Transhumanist thinkers predict that human beings may eventually be able to transform themselves into beings with such greatly expanded abilities as to merit the label "posthuman". Transhumanism is therefore sometimes referred to as "posthumanism" or a form of transformational activism influenced by posthumanist ideals.
The transhumanist vision of a transformed future humanity has attracted many supporters and detractors from a wide range of perspectives. Transhumanism has been described by one critic, Francis Fukuyama, as the world's most dangerous idea,
AVATAR as predictive programming
This is a video analysis of the movies trailer by an author WeThePeopleWillNotBeChipped.com who did not see the movie,but they do an excellent job in connecting the dots of the undelying themes of AVATAR
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