Stephen Cave has noted that what separates humans from other animals is “our massive, highly-connected brains” (16). According to Elaine Graham, many of the distinctions between human and nonhuman animals might appear to be “axiomatic.” but they are, in fact, “value laden.” (47). Francis Fukuyama contends that “every member of the human species possesses a genetic endowment that allows him or her to become a whole human being, an endowment that distinguishes a human in essence from other types of creatures’ (171). What Cave, Graham, and Fukuyama offer us in their remarks is a sample of the competing explanations of what makes us human and what distinguishes humans from nonhumans (e.g., animals, machines, or posthumans). Hence, your goal for this assignment is to draw upon a definition of the human to answer the following question:
Should transhumans be classified as human or posthuman?
Fake news was damaging the credibility of the press and what the media is to fear is not that the public will believe those lies but rather when the public stops believing in anything at all the media says. Transparency and trust were no longer associated with the media, as it is no longer seen as a neutral party whose purpose is to inform and edify – it is seen as a controlled weapon. Although the power of the media may not be very well respected, there seems little threat to the continuation of that power. The audience is definitely not as impressionable as it once was but it will be a long time till the people stop listening. To concatenate my thoughts, the media does exercise a lot of power over a democratic society but not to the extent that it is harmful or damaging to the freedom of the people. The media carries the power of information, as they are the number one source for current news and global affairs for the people and in today’s modern democracy, the media also has to play the role of the middleman who brings the government and it’s citizens together. The media also has the power to mobilize interest groups and provoke people, having the capabilities to incite negative reactions by releasing the kind of information needed to do so. One of the most powerful tools in media is setting the agenda, aimed to tell the people what to think about by putting more attention and emphasis on a specific issue, doing so will make the issue seem important and significant. Second to that, is the media’s ability to frame a story, deciding how a story should be perceived and received would ultimately influence how the people would feel about it. Since the 1970’s, the media has lost a lot of respect and credibility yet the audience still remains. The public has grown to be more aware and educated now, in comparison to nearly five decades ago, so the media does have the power to inform but they do not have the overt power to decide what the people think anymore instead the public takes in what the media says and decides for themselves what they think and how they feel about it. >GET ANSWER