[extropy-chat] NYT essay on the posthuman condition
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Tue Apr 6 17:54:54 UTC 2004
The Altered Human Is Already Here
By JAMES GORMAN
In the popular imagination, the technologically altered human being is a
cross between RoboCop and the Borg.
The hardware that would make such a mating of humans, silicon chips and
assorted weaponry a reality is, unfortunately, still on back order.
Many people, however, have already made a different kind of leap into the
Their jump is biochemical, mediated by proton-pump inhibitors, serotonin
boosters and other drugs that have become permanent additives to many human
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