I have not yet written a full article on video games due to the fact I have to play through an entire game before I can discuss it (and many of these games are brutally boring). This does not however mean that the video game industry is not used to promote ideas. Quite to the contrary, videos games are probably the most potent mediums to sell agendas because they immersing, interactive and sometimes addictive. The power of videos games reside in the fact that players identify themselves with the protagonist they control. This connection greatly facilitates the selling of ideas as they do not appeal to the rational thought but to the emotions.
Deux Ex: Human Revolution will enable the players to take on the role of a man who has been “upgraded” by transhumanism. In the unstable context of the 2027, his robot parts are obviously an advantage when its time to kick the ass of flesh-and-bone humans. Here’s the trailer.
Probably the most significant part of the trailer is the H+ sign at the very end.
H+ is the standard symbol to identify transhumanism, which is an “intellectual and cultural movement that affirms the possibility and desirability of fundamentally transforming the human condition through technology”. In simple terms, it promotes the merging of humans with robots.
Transhumanism is also prominently featured in movies and pop music (see The Transhumanist and Police State Agenda in Pop Music).