Re: A Message to the Membership

From: Anders Sandberg (
Date: Tue Jan 04 2000 - 02:48:43 MST

Robert Owen <> writes:

> I understand "Transhumanism" to be a philosophy of life and neither a
> social nor political ideology. It does not seem possible to me for us to
> deduce or infer principles of government or public administration from
> the axioms of our philosophy.

A philosophy of life necessarily has political implications, even if
it does not imply a system of government. For example, banning
self-modification would be against the transhumanist values and a
correct transhumanist response would be to work against such an
attempted ban. Also, if there is a choice between different principles
of government some may be good or bad as evaluated by the
transhumanist values.

Anders Sandberg                                      Towards Ascension!                  
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