[ExI] What's in a transhumanist name?

Dagon Gmail dagonweb at gmail.com
Tue Jan 6 15:36:55 UTC 2009

I dunno, isn't it kinda imature to project your prejudices and personal
insecurities on other people in this manner? I mean, you are on a
"extropianism forum", which is reason for 1+ billion young women not
to mate with you?

What else haven't you learned in adolescence?

If I'm not mistaken, the Order of Cosmic Engineers held their launch event
> in Warcraft. If they're an organisation with 100% warcrack-lovers as their
> founders, it is hardly surprising they have a name designed to appeal to WoW
> players.
>  The whole image I get of the organisation is of people who love virtual
> worlds. Therefore, the organisation does not need any of the trappings that
> might actually get people wanting to attend a meeting in the flesh, unlike
> the UK Transhumanist Association which enjoys discussing which pubs and
> coffee bars near the meeting venue are good, and how to webcast the meetings
> as people who couldn't make it would love to see and hear what went on. How
> an organisation communicates, meets and organises shape how it advertises
> itself and communicates with the wider world.
> I'll have to leave musing on the sociology and anthropology of
> transhumanist groups for another time.
> Tom
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