[extropy-chat] Transhumanists' Needs
sjatkins at mac.com
Wed Oct 5 09:58:23 UTC 2005
On Oct 3, 2005, at 11:00 PM, Giu1i0 Pri5c0 wrote:
> But a long and healthy life is a product - service.
It is a need. Without it I don't get to enjoy much else or
participate or enjoy any products or services. A product? Of whom?
> The need is what has to be in place to enable offering a long and
> healthy life.
I disagree as per the above but I agree the need can be broken down
into what is needed to satisfy it. But that doesn't make it less of
> So I think the basic needs are:
> - Strong basic and applied science. Of course this includes the
> necessary funding, be it from the public or private sector, or (more
> realistically) a combination of the two.
This departs far from needs into funding and politics. Doesn't a
long and healthy life look a lot more like a simple need in comparison?
> - A cultural environment open to the future and to experimentation,
> the development/deployment of transhumanist technologies.
Not strictly necessary as long as sufficient enclaves of relevant
> - A suitable political environment with a pro-humen-enhancement (or at
> least not hostile) regulatory framework.
Or the means to ignore/bypass meddlesome regulations. I am not
willing to wait for the entire body politic to turn around. How
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