[ExI] RPGs and transhumanism

AlgaeNymph algaenymph at gmail.com
Sun Mar 6 14:19:01 UTC 2011

On 2/26/11 7:14 AM, Anders Sandberg wrote:
> The reason I like it, besides the fact that it is a pretty good game, 
> is that it allows people to play out various transhumanist 
> technologies and explore their consequences.

Wouldn't people playing this game already be into transhumanism?

> In a sense you can play transhumanism in any game. My gaming group ran 
> a fantasy campaign that involved a kingdom that used a mixture of 
> magic to enhnance people and build what was essentially an early 
> industrial society. The idea is after all to see what happens when you 
> start to change the human condition.

Yes, I can see Eberron (for example) as having great potential for 
promoting transhumanism.

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