[extropy-chat] Transhumanists' Needs
discwuzit at yahoo.com
Tue Oct 4 15:25:41 UTC 2005
I'd suggest several needs, not just for Extropians or
Transhumanists but rather for humans (and, possibly,
later for sophonce/intelligences/minds, pick your
- Long, healthy life
- Freedom to enjoy said life
- Responsibility/accountability for your actions
I strongly suspect that the last is the most important
of the three.
Personally, I am *NOT* interested and quite repelled
by the idea of a long, healthy life brought about by,
say, organ harvesting from other people, or slavery,
If you don't keep that in mind from the get-go, your
goals are going to be attempted in what are to me
Please don't take this as saying that ExI, or anyone
on this list, has stated that they WOULD like such a
life. Not my intent, and as far as I know no one has.
Instead, think of it as a preemptive strike against
Date: Mon, 3 Oct 2005 15:48:45 -0400
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Subject: [extropy-chat] Transhumanists' Needs
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I am developing an enterprise model for transhumanism.
In doing so, I
a question that Id like you to think about and let me
Transhumanism, like every enterprise, has a mission.
That mission is
realize a transhumanist future by providing a service
or product to its
customers (thats us!). we are the advocates, patron,
investor, consumer, sponsor, or clients. Being of
use to us is the
fundamental reason for the transhumanisms existence.
We, as its advocates, have needs. Identifying our
needs is crucial for
further development and success of transhumanism.
Sounds simple, but
not as easy as it seems.
What do you, as the client/patron/benefactor/investor
(Be careful not to confuse needs with a product or
For example, I need a long, healthy, life.
I look forward to hearing from you,
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