[ExI] Beating the "meat" (was Re: "meat")
max at maxmore.com
Mon May 25 05:05:27 UTC 2009
>I know it turns off "outsiders", but equally it's a signal to those
>who "get" the transhuman meme. I think that at the core of the
>impulse to techno-utopianism, transhumanism, technophilia, is an
>immense frustration with the particular form our embodiment takes.
>While in many ways it's marvellous (self repairing, self regulating,
>complex beyond our current understanding), it's also an
>inappropriate form for a general intelligence. It's not readily
>upgradeable, you can't easily do repairs, it has no administration
>interface. It's not modular, it's not compatible with anything, it's
'ere, mate, *your* meat may not be extendable, but mine bloody well is.
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