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Originally posted by sty
there is an entire culture on this subject, it is caled " post humanism" . You can also YouTube "creating Gods" , a very similar video. There is also this institute called 2 the institute for immortality" that have the same goal too. Very interesting stuff, i hope it is not for the elites only but I feel it will be. great post, starred , flagged etc
Originally posted by caballero
These concepts could be very good, but they could also spell the end of the natural human race.
I wont embrace these technologies. If what I understood from this video is true then human and computer will become one collective conscious. I cant imagine a worse kind of hell. I take pride that I am a natural human sure we do really messed up things to each other but we can also enjoy some of the most beautiful things in the universe. Simple beauty in everything the sound of a light breeze through leafy tree branches, rain drops into a puddle. Totally insignifacant things that you wouldnt expect to see much beauty in but we can because we are natural and individual.
I guess my biggest fear is that we will lose the ability to see the beauty of simple natural things, and we will lose individual thought. I fear singularity.
[edit on 30-8-2008 by caballero]