[ExI] What's in a transhumanist name? (was: YES! to Transhumanism)

BillK pharos at gmail.com
Tue Jan 6 21:48:27 UTC 2009

On Tue, Jan 6, 2009 at 9:29 PM, Bryan Bishop  wrote:
> Whatever happened to the hobbyist machinist, anyway?

They died out between your grandad's generation and your dad's
generation. After car engines became too complex to strip down and
rebuild in a weekend. When things became 'black boxes' with no
serviceable parts inside. 'Tinkerers' have nearly died out.

Think now. When your toaster breaks down what do you do?
You either,
1)  throw it away and buy another,  or,
2) take it round to grandad, who disappears into his shed for an hour
or two, then returns it to you, working perfectly and shining so you
can see your face in it.

But grandad won't be around much longer.


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