Brent Allsop brent.allsop at comcast.net
Sun Apr 19 22:41:29 UTC 2009


Oh, now things are starting to make a lot more sense to me.  Thanks for 
the help.

So I assume you, or some transhumanists have read it?  I won't have time 
to read it, but I sure think it would be great to have a short concise 
statement by some transhumanist so that when any Luddite friends (or 
whoever) of mine throw this book at me, I have an easy, compelling and 
powerful response?


Stefano Vaj wrote:
> On Sun, Apr 19, 2009 at 10:07 PM, Brent Allsop 
> <brent.allsop at comcast.net <mailto:brent.allsop at comcast.net>> wrote:
> > Maybe... tell me what the book is
> > about?
> Why, the book is about the author's thesis that SF, far from being a 
> glorification of  technoscience as it is often deemed to be, is as a 
> genre a grand warning against its dangers, or even its unavoidably 
> catastrophic consequences.
> In /Technophobia!/ Dinelli collect a huge number of persuasive 
> examples to this effect, which he picks mostly from cinematographic 
> SF, but to a large extent also from SF literature.
> -- 
> Stefano Vaj
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