[ExI] Economic liberalism vs. conservatism: Why the debate here?
sjatkins at mac.com
Thu Feb 24 05:47:07 UTC 2011
On Feb 23, 2011, at 9:11 PM, spike wrote:
> ... On Behalf Of Samantha Atkins
>> ... Beware the possibility of Transhumanist Winter.
> - samantha
> Transhumanist Winter? Do explain please? Did you mean transhumanism could
> come to have a negative public image?
Yes. Now that Kurweilian Singularity in particular is becoming very widespread along with many other H+ memes, beware the backwash when things don't go as people dreamed they could in a reasonable seeming amount of time. Especially beware that if the economic mess really does go as horrible as I and others think it will. Also beware the future minded entitlement mentality that is going to be really really really pissed at someone (who doesn't matter as long as they don't have the goodies) when it becomes clear they aren't going to become gods with no effort at all required on their part. There are more than a few who cheer H+ now that more or less thing it will bring us to utopia and is so inevitable they needn't sweat much.
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