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Okay this has been bugging me, why did someone tag this thread as "fake"?
Transhumanism is, if you ask me, the only logical next step in human evolution.
You mean that in the most general terms, right?
Sorry, it would have bugged me if I did'nt ask.
Political Freedom: Against the tyranny of government.
Economic Freedom: Against the tyranny of capitalism.
Biological Freedom: Against the tyranny of genes.
True progress lies in the direction of decentralization, both territorial and functional, in the development of the spirit of local and personal initiative, and of free federation from the simple to the compound, in lieu of the present hierarchy from the centre to the periphery.
Exult in your existence, because that very process has blundered unwittingly on its own negation. Only a small, local negation, to be sure: only one species, and only a minority of that species; but there lies hope. Stand tall, Bipedal Ape. The shark may outswim you, the cheetah outrun you, the swift outfly you, the capuchin outclimb you, the elephant outpower you, the redwood outlast you. But you have the biggest gifts of all: the gift of understanding the ruthlessly cruel process that gave us all existence, and the gift of revulsion against its implications.
Let us understand what our own selfish genes are up to, because we may then at least have the chance to upset their designs, something which no other species has ever aspired to.
Dream not that men will move their little finger to serve you, unless their advantage in so doing be obvious to them. Men never did so, and never will, while human nature is made of its present materials.
Edward O. Wilson
Homo sapiens, the first truly free species, is about to decommission natural selection, the force that made us. Soon we must look deep within ourselves and decide what we wish to become.
So long as human beings stay human, death and life are the same thing.
Our wretched species is so made that those who walk on the well-trodden path always throw stones at those who are showing a new road.
An ideal place or state. Any vision of a socially and politically perfect society. From Greek roots, it derives its meaning from the words outopia, meaning "no place" and eutopia, meaning " a place where everything is right." In a sense, a utopian land in fiction becomes both a place that never quite existed as it is portrayed and a place where everything seems perfect. It is an imagined world.
Originally posted by iori_komei
I did'nt mean evolution, I mean when you said trnashumanism, waht I was asking, was if you were using transhumanism in general when saying that it's the logical next step, I agree by the way, but what I was getting at, is you could'nt say transhumanism is one complete phase of evolution, since it would/will be more like an advancement, and splitting of the species into many seperate more advanced forms,
E.G Homo Cyberneticus (Cyborg), Homo Geneticus (Enhanced genome) etc.
Originally posted by boogyman
I guess because I have asthma and bad knees I realize just how much better my life would be if I could swap out my defective parts for superior replacements.