[extropy-chat] Spain has become the third country in Europe tolegalise gay marriage

Jef Allbright jef at jefallbright.net
Fri Apr 22 15:23:43 UTC 2005

Natasha made a very important point, but I don't think it included
anything about gender differences becoming obsolete.  Rather, we can
expect *increased* diversity, but within an increasingly aware cultural
framework that recognizes and promotes the enhanced value of cooperative
interaction among diverse agents.

- Jef

Giu1i0 Pri5c0 wrote:

>I agree with Natasha. In other words, I wish happiness to the next
>generations and to those who will be alive to enjoy the posthuman
>future, but I also wish happiness to current humans release 1.0.
>Gender will probably become an obsolete thing someday but today it
>plays an inportant role in the lives of people. Therefore I support
>human rights for everyone and rejoice of the important decision of the
>Spanish government to fully allow gay marriage.
>On 4/22/05, nvitamore at austin.rr.com <nvitamore at austin.rr.com> wrote:
>>Who is arguing that this will happen in the late transhuman - posthuman
>>times?  That is not the point.  The point is that gender and sex is a
>>political/social/technological issue today and in our near transhuman
>>future.  It is quite easy to suggest that in the years to come we will shed
>>all the restraints that are emotionally turbulent today and look back
>>mockingly at the silliness of those humans so preoccupied with their sex,
>>gender, holidays, rituals, worries, uncertainties, etc. et al., but isn't
>>it interesting to look at the pivitol transition points, the ups and downs
>>of the S-curve, in the behavior over time?
>>While we obviously have been forecasting the posthuman future for decades
>>with the conclusion that it these issues will be non issues; the transition
>>period is important to recognize and give some attention to. Transhumanism
>>is inclusive of the transition period.  That is what it is about.  :-)
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