[ExI] Humanity+ as self guided evolution
stefan.pernar at gmail.com
Sun Jan 11 18:02:50 UTC 2009
The quote "The only constant is change" is commonly attributed to the Greek
philosopher Heraclitus and embodies the insight that nothing ever stays the
same. Charles Darwin later amended this idea to include the concept of a
qualifying retention mechanism favoring certain changes over others by
weeding out those changes that are detrimental to our ancestors existence:
We have reached a point in our history when very soon technology will enable
us to make virtually arbitrary changes to ourself. The mechanism of natural
selection however will continue to apply. Taking the evolutionary
perspective into account in our decision process concerning what changes to
make and which ones to discard will be an existential guide in helping us to
affect a positive transcension by preempting natural selection. For only
that which does not run against the plan of evolution has a chance to
continue to be.
I am running for the board of directors of Humanity+. Do vote for me if you
want to see this philosophy represented on the board =>
Thank you for your time and all the best for the new year of 2009.
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