[ExI] Human Aging

Adam A. Ford tech101 at gmail.com
Mon Feb 17 07:30:38 UTC 2014

> ???
> If the DIYBio crowd and biohackers aren't transhumanists, I don't know
who is!

DIYBio, Grinders etc may not follow any transhumanist philosophy by will or
If you describe transhumanism loosely to include anyone who tries to
augment themselves, then we have to go a long way back to find the first

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On Sun, Feb 16, 2014 at 11:16 PM, Adrian Tymes <atymes at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Sat, Feb 15, 2014 at 1:56 PM, Mike Dougherty <msd001 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Maybe; if someone was using using the terms interchangeably. We'd have to
>> decide whether or not the distinction is worth a side discussion.  If you
>> are a lumber company, the point is very relevant.  (that's a good example,
>> btw)
>> I think many people can agree intellectually with transhumanist goals at
>> the same time they are squicked by biohacking.  (ex: Of course I'd like a
>> sixth sense about the presence/strength of EM fields, but not enough to
>> insert magnets into my fingertips)
> Indeed, but what means toward preventing or slowing human aging (aside
> from uploading, or schemes that are essentially uploading) have been
> presented that are not biohacking?  Thus, in this very narrow context, what
> is the difference as reduces to practice between transhumanism and
> biohacking?
> As to the talk - IIRC, it was at the Cubberly Community Center, some
> evening in 200X.  I do not recall beyond that, although googling suggests
> that it was http://www.svhi.com/newsletters/2009/slf-052009.pdf and
> http://www.suretomeet.com/exec/gt/event.h,event=8b9b4d1bc178 .  Again,
> the problem was that the presentations before Aubrey's dissolved into
> pitches for not-well-tested and potentially counterproductive medication
> routines, such that we left before Aubrey even took the podium.
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