[ExI] Singularity - Non-Gender Specific
natasha at natasha.cc
natasha at natasha.cc
Tue Sep 29 22:33:12 UTC 2009
The issue of being left out of the Singularity never crossed my mind.
I disagree from the bottom of my left boob that the proclivities that
are so often espoused as being superior to other talents and
characteristics is hog-wash.
I am sticking with the chrysalis metaphor in that the Singularity will
bring about a new sense of things - a new consciousness.
Quoting John Grigg <possiblepaths2050 at gmail.com>:
> Is the concern here that women will ultimately be left *out* of The
> Singularity, when it finally gets here, in whatever form it takes? Will all
> the men upload into godlike cyber-beings to explore and colonize the
> universe, while the women are left home on Earth to tend "the homefires?"
> I tend to at least partially agree with James Choate, in that men and
> women *tend* to differ in proclivities and abilities that relate to math and
> science and also in regards to the raw ambition to relentlessly fight their
> way up a hierarchical professional ladder.
> I realize there are many brilliant women in science and engineering, but
> they are greatly outnumbered by males and I think this is more biological
> than merely environmental and social conditioning. And of course there
> are extremely talented, ambitious and driven women in corporate America, the
> military, etc., but many choose to opt out for the biological imperatives of
> reproduction and family life, and so they often end up getting surpassed by
> males. The irony as previously stated by other posters, is that The
> Singularity may wipe away such differences.
> As for misogyny keeping women out of The Singularity movement, I don't buy
> that for a minute. In fact, I see The Singularity University as a key
> factor in getting many more women (from a broad range of professional
> disciplines) involved in this crucial matter. I also envision more and more
> females taking part as the U.S. government (and of course foreign
> governments), realizes that The Singularity is of vital national
> security importance and must be a topic of longterm study and dialogue.
> I view you, Natasha, and also P.J. Manney and Shannon Vyff, as just a few of
> a growing group of women who are prominent transhumanists and very active in
> discussing The Singularity.
> John Grigg
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