[extropy-chat] REAL POLITIK IN THE WTA... and so long...
spike66 at comcast.net
Sat Jan 14 21:39:26 UTC 2006
>Oh, Spike, you are naughty! :)
>You said that bad word - 'socialism'. :)
Ja, but I want to make like that president we had
in the 70s and make one thing perfectly clear. In
my earlier comment, I meant I would accept as fact
that WTA puts forward the notion that transhumanism
requires socialism, not that *I* think that
transhumanism requires socialism.
I was expecting someone from WTA to come in any
time now and explain that WTA does not really
promote socialism. But thanks for the link BillK,
I will read that over. I met Nick Bostrom at
Extro5, and found him to be a most delightful
I recognize that I am carrying a lot of memetic
baggage that is disdainful of socialism. Taking that
prejudice into account and multiplying thru by the
appropriate scale factor, I find the whole notion
of socialism most distasteful. As for communism,
I prefer to abstain from discussing it in
> > In my experience the WTA has largely put forward the notion than
> > transhumanism requires socialism ...
> > - samantha
> I will accept this as fact unless someone from WTA is
> hanging out here and offers a counter argument.
> This notion simplifies matters considerably, for
> it appears to me that transhumanism requires capitalism.
> Transhumanism thrives on individual freedom, loooots
> of free-flowing capital, profit motive, getting
> governments out of our way (insert Howard-Dean-ish
> YEEAAAAHH), wealth creation, etc.
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