John Grigg wrote:
>Robin Hanson wrote:
No, I'm the guilty one!
>but why not find a way of changing our emotional state into
>state - of humility and resignation or whatever - directly,
rather than go
>through the inefficient and horrendous process of getting
to that state
>through having long series of painful experiences. That
would be lot more
>transhumanist in my book
I can't help but say on a kneejerk level that I find this
somehow a quickfix
that offends me.
When I wrote it would be "more transhumanist" I didn't mean to make a
serious distinction between transhumanist and non-transhumanist technologies
(I agree with Anders that that doesn't make sense). But I thought that
transhumanists would be less likely to experience this "kneejerk reflex"
that the quickfix would be offensive - so in that sense the proposed method
would have a distinctive transhumanist character.
But you seem to be a counterexample to that. (Either that, or we just need
to continue to work on brainwashing you for a little longer until you lose
all your natural instincts ;-)
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London School of Economics
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