[ExI] YES! Hard-core transhumanist splinter groups yearning forcyber-heaven

Max More max at maxmore.com
Wed Jun 16 22:49:38 UTC 2010

Spike wrote:

>The central point of transhumanism is the notion that it is 
>physically possible to upload sentience into another substrate.  I

I think it's a serious error to say that. Transhumanism is a 
philosophy that seeks to continually overcome human limits, including 
mortality and the cognitive and emotional limits imposed by the human 
constitution as it naturally evolved. Personally, I think that 
uploading is feasible in principle and I don't have any personal 
identity based objections to it, but it is only one possible path in 
the future. You can be (and remain) a transhumanist if you expect 
uploading to be impossible or deadly or if it turns out not to be feasible.

'nuff said. I see that Damien and Natasha both made similar points.

Let's be careful not to identify transhumanism essentially with any 
one path or technology.


Max More, Ph.D.
Strategic Philosopher
The Proactionary Project
Extropy Institute Founder
max at maxmore.com

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