[ExI] Purpose of list was a few bits per second

natasha at natasha.cc natasha at natasha.cc
Tue Jun 29 18:25:04 UTC 2010

Quoting Stefano Vaj <stefano.vaj at gmail.com>:

> On 29 June 2010 08:21, Giulio Prisco <giulio at gmail.com> wrote:
>> It is not a binary, black/white, either/or choice. We can and should
>> have both watered-down interpretations of transhumanism formulated in
>> such a way as to be more appealing to the masses, AND true hardcore,
>> radical and visionary interpretations of transhumanism. What is
>> important is that these two "souls" of transhumanism collaborate
>> behind the scene, instead of fighting each other like it happens now.
> AND there exist as well other distinctions in the range of possible
> transhumanist discourses.
> By sector, for instance: those fascinated by wet transhumanism are not
> necessarily passionated with AGI experimenting.

Isn't "wet transhumanism" an oxymoron?  I can easily see subpersonas  
of an agent as "wet" but not as a central person/agent.

> By level: divulgation and propaganda amongst teenagers is not exactly the
> same as philosophical debate or scientific papers published in peer-reviewed
> journals for an academic audience.
> By their "internal" vs "external" nature: even though I do not believe in
> esoteric circles à la Scientology, there is some language which is perfectly
> acceptable amongst us which is not perhaps perfectly suited for an
> appearance in a TV show or an article in a mass newspaper.

But many of us have talked about distributed cognition in the mass  
media - on TV and newspapers.


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