[ExI] Unsustainable was Re: Solar power makes UK people poorer

spike spike66 at att.net
Sat Jun 11 05:15:30 UTC 2011

>... On Behalf Of Rafal Smigrodzki

### ...Sustainability is especially misguided as seen from the transhumanist point of view - we fully expect that our descendants will be inhuman in the most basic aspects of their existence, including perhaps dependence on oxygen or organic feedstocks. Why should we care about theoretical resource limitations in the distant future, predicted based on assumptions of complete technological and social stasis?  Rafal


This is an interesting point.  The whole notion of sustainability presupposes humanity will enter a new equilibrium, like the ones humanity was in for ages at a time, punctuated by wild transitions.  We are in perhaps the most radical transition now.  We can scarcely imagine entering a new long term equilibrium.  I sure can't.  What would it be like?  If we ask those who promote the notion of complete sustainability, what is their vision of humanity's future?


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