[ExI] Are transhumanists becoming the bad guys?
natasha at natashavita-more.com
Thu Nov 30 17:55:32 UTC 2023
In response to your questions before I read the many responses to it from others on the list:
So when did transhumanists start to become the bad guys in conspiracy circles?
This has been going on for many decades. First by a limited few in academic circles in social science and humanities departments often because they were focused on postmodernist rhetoric that did include future vision or advances in technology. Second, and more widely cast was journalistic hyperbole that caught attention by making very broad claims that are typical of that type of journalism for affect.
Did anyone of you encounter this in real life or in virtual life?
Yes, many of us have been countering this for decades as well. Conferences, events, writings, debates, and so forth. However, since the movement continues to grow, so does the antagonistic views.
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Subject: [ExI] Are transhumanists becoming the bad guys?
The other day I was listening to a conspiracy pod and all of a sudden, I
heard a medium talk about how the transhumanists want to
eradicate all spiritual values and merge humanity with the machine.
In my own home cooked transhumanist version, transhumanists are
optimistic, life affirming people who are solving problems with
science and technology.
So when did transhumanists start to become the bad guys in conspiracy
circles? Did anyone of you encounter this in real life or in
Curious shift in narrative that completely passed me by and caught me by
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