Full record for posthumanity n.

Definition the society or condition of posthumans
OED requirements antedating 1985
Earliest cite B. Sterling 'Schismatrix'
Comment Douglas Winston submitted a 1985 cite from Bruce Sterling's "Schismatrix". Michael Dolbear submitted a 1995 cite from Ian MacDonald's "Evolution's Shore". Irene Grumman submitted a 1997 cite from Michael Swanwick's "The Wisdom of Old Earth".

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Citations for posthumanity n.

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1985 B. Sterling Schismatrix 231 Posthumanity's bigger than that.
1995 I. McDonald Evolution's Shore 234 I do not understand these things well. I do not know about Australopithecus and evolution and what you call transhumanity, posthumanity.
1997 M. Swanwick The Wisdom of Old Earth in Asimov's Sci. Fiction Dec. 107 Now consider posthumanity. Our environment is entirely artificial—floating cities, the Martian subsurface, the Venusian and Jovian bubbles. Such habitats require social integration of a high order. A human could survive within them, possibly, but she would not thrive. Our surround is self-defined, and therefore within it we are the pinnacle of evolution.
2006 C. Stross Glasshouse xii. 245 Isolated pockets of Curious Yellow [sc. a computer virus] are probably still running, out beyond the liberated light cone, in the eternal darkness and cold—just as there may be outposts of free posthumanity who dropped off the net when the Republic of Is disintegrated.