posted on Jun, 7 2013 @ 11:19 AM
Originally posted by Cabin
reply to post by dominicus
There is one huge problem with transhumanism
Possibly the genetic enhancements will cost a lot, especially at first.
Looking at the current situation, many people dislike "the 1%" as they have gathered themselves too much world´s resourches.
Now imagine the same situation, only with them being faster, stronger, more intelligent, more creative etc etc - superhumans compared to the rest
It is a matter of time when this could happen, although this possibly has too harsh consequences as it will create too high inequality between the
wealthy and poor, even more than it is currently.
edit on 7-6-2013 by Cabin because: (no reason given)
Well just look at Iphones. WHen they first came out, if you had one you had tons of people jealous/envious of you, lines out the door to get one, it
became the "In" thing to have, I admit, I wanted one too.
People got robbed for the iphones, beaten for them, those that had them definitely had an advantage over others by having handheld internet access and
small personal super computers. But the Business world already had the same via blackberries. All the Iphone had done, was create a glorified
blackberry that was also an mp3 player and created a user based app store.
If you look at the history of the world, industrial tech has always given people/countries power over others. The first planes, trains, cars, boats,
agricultural tech, etc. Eventually everyone else catches up.
Same with A.I. based transhumanism. Who ever has it will be at a huge advantage but eventually everyone will be part of it. May even be China who gets
there first on a massive scale the way they are going