[extropy-chat] NYT essay on the posthuman condition

Damien Broderick thespike at satx.rr.com
Tue Apr 6 17:54:54 UTC 2004


The Altered Human Is Already Here


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 
posthuman future.

Their jump is biochemical, mediated by proton-pump inhibitors, serotonin 
boosters and other drugs that have become permanent additives to many human 
bloodstreams. [etc]

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