[extropy-chat] Futures Past
avantguardian2020 at yahoo.com
Mon Oct 10 03:26:00 UTC 2005
--- Harvey Newstrom <mail at harveynewstrom.com> wrote:
> So I'll repeat my question again: Are there any
> examples of
> transhumanist claims or predictions that actually
> have come true?
> There are dozens if not hundreds of examples of our
> claims that have
> failed to come true.
Well for one thing, the human genome was mapped way
faster than any one, either transhumanists, pundits,
or even the scientists that were working on it
themselves thought possible. It was due to an
unforeseen but fortunate synergy of different
technologies, namely computers and molecular biology.
So in my book the human genome takes the prize for the
development that caught even the optimists by
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