posted on Oct, 19 2005 @ 02:20 PM
I was unfamiliar with the 3 exoduses, but transhumanism is something i've come across before. Kurzweil claims that through
transhumanism/biotechnology/digitizing of minds, humans will be able to defy biology and, in effect, live forever. While this is and interesting an
idea, I find myself wondering to what extent we will be able to "live forever." I think it would be difficult to solve the problem of death,
regardless of technology. And if we are but a digital version of our mind with a cybernetic body, would we still have the same conciousness? To me,
this raises a pandora's box of questions about metaphysics, the nature of consciousness, and the place of death as a destination for life.
Very interesting point about microgovernments, I agree that small, efficient, local government will most likely follow this current glut in government
power and regulation. And post-singularity, government would almost be irrelevant and wasteful. I often wonder what the place of money will be in
such a society, if any. The singularity would have to come with a complete re-engineering of society as we know it, a very cool thought. One thing I
was pondering earlier- in a post-singular world, the dangers from technology would be astronomical, and with everything networked, worldwide control
would be essential. I think the security would most likely be the job of an AI, but will there be a place for physical militaries?