[ExI] Blackford and Egan on >H

nvitamore at austin.rr.com nvitamore at austin.rr.com
Sat Apr 26 23:09:38 UTC 2008

From: M1N3R m1n3r2 at hotmail.com 

>Have you ever come to think about the fact that 
>transhuman and posthuman includes 'human'? 

Yes of course it includes "human."  How could it not?  

>Does a pacemaker make you a cyborg (it does, but does it change 
>your human attitude)? I think not, and this holds for every other 
>enhancement as well. 

No, I don't think a pacemaker equals a cyborg at all.  It is just an
adjustment to the functioning of a heart.  There are more specific
criterian which in many ways determines a transhuman in early, middle and
late stages, to be sure, but this continues to be fuzzy.

I never felt comfotable with cyborg. I mean, it is so metal and all.  
Transhuman fits the bill better I think.


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