Brent Allsop 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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