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

natasha at natasha.cc natasha at natasha.cc
Wed Jun 16 23:23:54 UTC 2010

For me, it is a philosophy with princples and is definitely a movement.


Quoting Damien Broderick <thespike at satx.rr.com>:

> On 6/16/2010 5:12 PM, natasha at natasha.cc wrote:
>>> But of course if I get booted out of the club on these grounds, I won't
>>> be especially upset, or pine. It's just a label...
>> This isn't a club.
> Drat, did I say "club"? I meant "voted off the island." Wait, there
> isn't an island?
> Actually, to all intents and purposes transhumanism *is* a club, or
> rather a sort of loose federation of clubs where like-minded clumps of
> neophilic, technophilic people (called "oddballs" by most of the
> population) hang out together. It's not a political party or movement
> or tendency or fraction, it isn't yet a formal philosophy or set of
> design principles, it certainly isn't what the lazy journos call it, a
> *cult*. What it is, I suppose, is what Sartre called existentialism
> before he went Maoist--it's a humanism.
> Damien Broderick
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