[extropy-chat] Human - Posthuman gap (was: Spain has become the third country in Europe to legalise gay marriage)

Samantha Atkins sjatkins at mac.com
Thu Apr 28 05:36:21 UTC 2005

On Apr 27, 2005, at 9:56 PM, Giu1i0 Pri5c0 wrote:

> So what? I enjoyed being a child, then grew out of it and enjoyed
> being an adult even more.

What of those who are not interested in your idea of what an adult is?  
  Is it simply devil take the hindmost?  That is an honest question.  It 
may be that all we can do is to advance as best we can in pursuit of 
our own dreams even if that ends the world that others want.  It may be 
that that is all there ever is.  What do you think?

- samantha

> On 4/27/05, Samantha Atkins <sjatkins at mac.com> wrote:
>> On Apr 27, 2005, at 2:59 PM, Eugen Leitl wrote:
>>> I think the idea of the posthuman label is to denote an end to people
>>> As We Know Them,
>>> and TEOTWAWKI in general.
>>> For some strange reason, this is still controversial to some
>>> transhumanists.
>> Is it a "strange reason" that most of us enjoy being a person as we
>> know them and are more than a bit put off by the notion that there may
>> be no place for the majority of people around us in your apparent
>> vision of a posthuman world?   Are we supposed to just go blindly full
>> tilt forward with little or no care what happens to the world as we
>> know it and its people?    If that is the view then I hope that it
>> remains exceedingly controversial.
>> - samantha
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