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H+: Adventures in Transhumanism

Transhumanism (which my spell checker insists is the misspelling of transvestitism) is a movement that seeks to improve the mental and physical characteristics of humans through the liberal use of technology. It is the main subject of a new sci-fi web series that premièred just the other day.

Aptly titled H+, the digital series produced Bryan Singer (X-Men, The Usual Suspects) advances ideas like Project Glass into a future world where human beings are connected to the Internet 24 hours a day via a device planted in their bodies. While some are more than happy to accept the H+ computer into their lives, others are opposed to the technology for the fear of breaches in privacy and the ever looming threat of hackers. It’s not long before a virus outbreak kills millions of users, leaving the remaining humans to fend for themselves in an offline world.

The first two episodes were flighted on August 8th on YouTube, with a new episode due to be added every Wednesday. Have a look at these two H+ episodes after the jump.

H+ Episode 1: Driving Under

H+ Episode 2: On Their Level

Only two episodes have been officially aired thus far, with a further four due in the coming weeks. Be sure to subscribe to the HplusDigitalSeries YouTube channel to keep updated with the series as it progresses. Of course, this is the Internet, and some resourceful netizen has already found pointers to the remaining yet-to-be-aired episodes. See them below if you wish.

H+ Episode 3: Prophetess

H+ Episode 4: Airport Security

H+ Episode 5: A Large Family

H+ Episode 6: Voci Dal Sud

[via LA Times]