1- Plushuman: Homo sapiens maximus -- “Greatest Wise Man”
Mother Meki protagonist Mackenzie Seville is born plushuman due to being a designer baby. Plushumans are amongst the most common forms of transhumans, and are simply humans given abilities beyond that of humans. Thus, ‘plushumanism’ is seen as having been borne well before the age of Transhumanism; arguably, there have been plushumans since ancient times in some way.
But it is only <2023 that technological plushumans come about.
Most plushumans have overclockwork neurons and nanostring muscles, which allow them to vastly surpass humans in intelligence, strength, reflects, flexibility, endurance, dexterity, etc. However, a pure plushuman is not necessarily merged with cybernetics. Plushumanism as the simplest form of biological transhumanism is very, very often confused and combined with cybernetic transhumanism and metahumanism.
2- Cyman: Homo sapiens actum (sometimes disputed as Homo sapiens cybernetic) -- “Augmented Wise Man”/ “Increased Wise Man”
The next step in basic transhumanism, this is what most people are familiar with: humans merging with machines.
The very first cyman upgrade and a basic upgrade for all people (something that becomes considered an ascended human right) is that of psybersomatia. This is the catch all term for artificial telepathy and telekinesis. This allows one to communicate brain-to-brain, use their mind to control electronics and- ultimately- the cybernetic upgrades they give their bodies.
Cymans are often mocked as being cybermen, borgs, Terminators, etc. by Luddites; conversely, many cymans see themselves as being superior over ‘lesser primates.’
3- Metahuman: Homo sapiens aelcorus (very often disputed as Homo sapiens supremus-homus) -- “Wise Man over Man”
The third and final basic transhuman form. It very much resembles plushumans, but is more focused on mental/”spiritual” transhumanism rather than physical transhumanism. Metahumanism is often known by the id motto: More Human than Human (nothing to do with Rob Zombie). Metahumans are well known for being able to fully transcend both emotion and reason, capable of reaching, tapping into, and control their subconscious. When combined with a massive upgrade of overclockwork neurons (being a metahuman requires over ¾ of the mind to be made of overclockwork neurons), metahumans become capable of becoming posthuman in mind via controlling human/animal instincts, impulses, drives, and fundamental nature.
Named after Aelcorus, a metahuman experiment in a fully anarchistic and lawless transhuman society.
4- High-human: Homo sapiens universalis -- “Universal Wise Man”
A higher-order transhuman, formed when plushumans, cymans, and metahumans are crossed over into one and further enhanced. High Humans tend to be equally human and machine or mostly machine and live mostly in real life, but with a heavily augmented reality.
5- Gradian/Godman: Homo dominus/Domini sapiens -- “God Man”/ “Wise God”
Gradians are the point where humanity lies on the edge of being posthuman. Many live entirely through avatars (which is seen as being a major difference between Gradians and High-humans).
6- Angelthane: Electronus eudæmoni -- “Electronic Angel”
Somewhere between an avatar and a fully posthuman being, there is the Angelthane. This is considered posthuman only because so many people choose to live as one wirelessly/quantumly. Angelthanes are considered avatars if the user does not live remotely through one, but instead uses it as an avatar.
Angelthanes are shape shifters, and can transition from solid to plasma; from humanoid to completely amorphous shapes to completely natural shapes to completely alien shapes.
7- Habarath: Domini ultraterrestriali -- “God Man Above Earth”
Fully unadulterated posthumans; habarath are so greatly advanced as to not be considered of the Homo genus at all.
Habarath are only one path towards posthumanism, but have become the most famous; fully modular, they can shape shift into any form, even into a gas/lazar (much like Angelthanes). Their intelligence is impossible; habarath have high level quantum computers for brains, on top of googolbyte brain power. They are defined as sexless, immortal, god-like and bizarre. They are so far beyond metahuman control of themselves, they can change their physical structure at will. The mysteries and conundrums that baffle humans and lesser transhumans become clear to habarath; of course, they cannot explain to us the answer to the mysteries if we couldn’t understand what the mysteries were to begin with, but the habarath are less concerned with questions and more with the survival of the human species.
That said, luckily for primitive humanity and lesser transhumanity, habarath are few and they all purport to be peaceful. This is very, very good since habarath have superhuman abilities borne of extreme technology including omnimatia, remote psyberkinesis, nonlet conjuring, goo-control, and even pseudodematerialization (see the Advanced Technology page for descriptions); such abilities would render a fight between a primitive human and a habarath an indescribably one-sided curb stomp.
Are habarath the “hyper-evolved inheriters of Reality” predicted in Ultraterrestrial Mythos realized?
The Ulmy said that, at some point, transhuman and posthuman development would lead to the evolution of human ultraterrestrials of whom the habarath strongly resemble.
Let it be known, the habarath are indeed great in form. Far beyond humanity, far beyond transhumanity. Yet they cannot yet be considered ‘ultraterrestrial.’ To the primitive forms of man, yes, but few above them will so easily label harabath post-real.
Post-real is the new state of human existence, but a state humans cannot achieve. Once post-real, you detach from what is real and reattach upon your will. Even the habarath have not come upon this magical point, through their intentions reach far.
They have yet to become post-real, which is the only point they have not reached but is also the most important point they have not reached. Habarath must become quantum for this to occur, and this is currently beyond their current technological means.
Parahumans are humans whom have had their genetic make-up altered as to become partially animal. Sometimes referred to as 'byodokans.'