We all dream of upgrading beyond Human 1.0. But meanwhile, our fantasy worlds are full of creatures who've already become superhuman and semi-immortal. Which deathless creatures are closer to our cherished posthuman ideal: vampires? Or zombies?
We already wrote recently about how zombies are eerily similar to posthumans in some ways. But really, any undead person has a certain amount in common with the posthuman dream, as explored in so many science fiction novels from the early to mid 2000s. Both vampires and zombies have exceeded the limitations of normal human bodies in some pretty basic ways, can survive stuff that would kill any human, and can potentially live for thousands of years.