[extropy-chat] Re: Futures Politics

Dirk Bruere dirk.bruere at gmail.com
Thu Nov 3 13:58:44 UTC 2005

On 11/3/05, Joseph Bloch <transhumanist at goldenfuture.net> wrote:
> > 2.  Neither right nor left, but "forward."  Drawing a hard line
> > between conservatives and liberals is ineffective and looking ahead is
> > the best position to take when addressing what the world needs to
> > focus on in the coming decades.
> I tend to agree. (Although I should point out that I think Dirk in his
> response was speaking to the idea that traditionally the political Left
> advocates the interests of the State over the Individual, and
> traditionally the Right advocates the reverse, in his rather terse reply
> to you, which you didn't seem to understand.) I think that politics in
> the future will transcend these pre-French Revolution ideas and move to
> something else. What that will be, I cannot say, and I daresay none of

I strongly disagree.
If anything posthumanity will move in two diametrically opposite
directions which correspond to the extremes of left and right - namely
hive mind versus self sufficient individual.


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