[ExI] Singularity as a complex adaptive system - What does the environment look like?

Samantha Atkins sjatkins at mac.com
Mon Dec 17 04:01:53 UTC 2007

On Dec 16, 2007, at 8:59 AM, Natasha Vita-More wrote:

> If you were to design an environment which includes NBIC advances as  
> they affect posthumanism, transhumanism, cyborgs, transhumans,  
> posthumans, as contingent and overlapping spheres, what would it  
> look like?

I think I need a bit of translation of the question to begin to answer  
it.   Since I presume NBIC advances are essential to arriving at  
actual transhumans and posthumans  I don't see how "affect" is quite  
the right word since these states require NBIC advances.    Or am I  
missing something?    Clearly such states are contingent on some such  
advances but what is this about designing an environment which  
includes such advances?   Are you asking for what such a society/ 
economy/gestalt may be like?    And which things are you asking be  
considered as "spheres", overlapping or otherwise?    And lastly what  
do you mean and not mean by "look" like?

- samantha

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