[ExI] H+ Census- why it matters to know if you matter.

Tim Halterman timhalterman at gmail.com
Tue Feb 14 21:17:34 UTC 2012

On Tue, Feb 14, 2012 at 2:48 PM, Eugen Leitl <eugen at leitl.org> wrote:

> We used to raise way more in Munich, but it's not about the mobilizability
> among self-identified but just external classification. A duck may not
> be aware it's a duck, but nevertheless we know it is one. Quack.
> I don't see how it matters, since whatever the self-identification,
> the values are still the same.

Let's take an individual who:
a.  Does not believe altering ones own immune system to be resistant to
disease to lower healthcare costs and reduce the burden of illness
on society.
b.  Would be willing to alter their immune system in a permanent manner to
prevent a supervirus spreading around the globe from killing them and their

I don't think it's a far stretch to find such individuals, how would you
label them?  If they're not self-identifying as transhumanists I think
their actions seen as transhumanist or not can be easily swayed by the
situation or subject at hand.

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