brent.allsop at comcast.net
Sun Apr 19 16:06:19 UTC 2009
So in other words, for all of us who missed these discussions, I guess
we are expected to spend hours and hours to go mining in the log files
for June and January in an attempt to digest, summarize, and quantify
everything said so we can know what everyone believes about this book
concisely and quantitatively? I guess we should attempt to google for
all the transhumanst blog postings on such an issue...?
Am I the only one that wishes we could have a concise collaboratively
developed summary of what everyone that discussed this book believes
about it stated someplace? Wouldn't it be helpful if some
transhumanists that actually read it could summarize their findings and
beliefs about it in a way that everyone that agreed with the person
could effectively sign the petition or join the camp indicating this is
what transhumanists believe about this book?
And am I the only one that would like to also know what all non
transhumanists and what true blue technophobs thought about such books,
all concicely stated and quantitatively measured, without having to
attempt to digest a gazilion blogs and notes group postings?
I think having this kind of concise and quantitative reputation
information about a bunch of things like this could really change the
world. At least when questions like this come up, we could at least
provide a canonized URL so people could easily get up to speed with what
all transhumanists believed on this issue. That's why we're working on
Stefano Vaj wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 17, 2009 at 1:57 AM, Damien Broderick <thespike at satx.rr.com> wrote:
>> I just noticed the existence of this absurd book (an evaluation I make only
>> on the basis of reviews):
>> TECHNOPHOBIA!: Science Fiction Visions of Posthuman Technologies, by Daniel
>> Dinello - University of Texas Press (2005).
> You are missing a few beats. :-)
> Has been repeatedly discussed on this list, namely in June and in January.
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