Post-Human

2100 C.E.

Once, there was only Homo sapiens.   “And then, it happened…”
 
“Frederick Nietzsche stood on his philosophical mountaintop and yelled at the heavens with shaken fist, ‘God is Dead.’ Well, I’m here today on that same proverbial mountaintop to tell you with a shaking fist, ‘Darwin is Dead!’ For what Nietzsche foretold as a statement of belief that the Übermensch would rise above the confines of the mind, I have fulfilled as a biological reality.” …
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“No longer are human beings found adrift the flotsam and jetsam of evolutionary forces like helpless rafts to chance. Today, we have taken the wheel—become the masters of our own biology, the steam engines ushering forth a new revolution to ply the seas of change. Today, we have liberated man from himself!” …
— Lord Alfred Ford Wright, Zarathustra Has Not Finished Speaking
 
Lord Wright spoke for those who mastered the genome, but in truth he was a prophet for all that was to come: the genetically enhanced Adepts; the cyberneticly integrated Augments; and the mysterious Psychics able to alter the very laws of time and physics. Yet even these wonders lie in the shadow of an even greater god, for the Singularity has come with androids that could be our benevolent saviors or our genocidal doom. Or neither. Or both.   And what of those considered to be the mistakes of technology or genetics or the mind—those we label with the epithets of Mutants, Zombies, and Vampires with all of the disdain and fear our imaginations enable? Are they still human somewhere behind our failure?

Did we think that our last days would come at the hands of only one kind of apocalypse? What does it mean to be human now, in this new age? Or are those of us still unaltered the last of our species? What happens to human rights when there are no longer humans?