[extropy-chat] newsvine: "Sure, make me a cyborg"

Samantha Atkins sjatkins at mac.com
Mon Jan 29 17:58:58 UTC 2007

They are not intechageable.  One is about whether the body has all
organic parts or not.  The other is about the goals, views and ideals of
the brain/mind realized in that body.  Conceivably a person could even
be tranferred fully into an artificial body or uploaded without being in
the least interested in or a proponent of transhumanism.

- samantha

Natasha Vita-More wrote:
> At 12:34 AM 1/29/2007, you wrote:
>> http://danish.newsvine.com/_news/2007/01/28/542065-sure-make-me-a-cyborg 
> Nice, thanks.
> How do you see the distinction between cyborg and transhuman?  Do you
> think the terms are interchangeable?
> I wrote a paper on this but I'd like to read what others think.
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