[ExI] Dealing with transhumanism bashing

Alan Grimes ALONZOTG at verizon.net
Mon Jun 24 14:53:06 UTC 2013

Ben Zaiboc wrote:
> Alan Grimes <ALONZOTG at verizon.net> wrote:
>> My contention is that 96% of the existing human population would prefer
>> to live the way they are now, with only modest upgrades.
>> The only way to change that number is to apply force.
> An odd (and rather disturbing) conclusion.
> Did it take force to persuade most of the people on the planet to move from landlines to mobile phones?

I don't carry a mobile phone.

The cost benefit ratio is so obscenely bad that it is unlikely that I 
will ever carry a mobile phone except when it is absolutely required by 
my job (ie, they won't hire me without one).

I make about two calls a month, so each call costs me $25. Furthermore 
there is an increased risk of cancer from the radio waves... All of my 
ancestors lived happily without one so I, too, am happy to not have one.


Powers are not rights.

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