Islam and extropianism

From: Charlie Stross (
Date: Tue Feb 20 2001 - 05:49:14 MST

I'm not offering an opinion: I'm looking for them -- opinions from
Muslims about the sort of issues that interest this mailing list.
So far, my initial web searches for Islamic attitudes to cloning, genetic
engineering, uploading, immortalism, transhumanism, AI, nanotech, and
the singularity on have not been incredibly productive. Do any of you
guys have any pointers to Islamic jurisprudence concerning high-tech
developments, or to Moslem sites that discuss the singularity?

Note: this is NOT an invitation for an anti-moslem rant. I'm genuinely
trying to get my head around what Moslems think about the way things
are going to develop in the next 50 years, technologically speaking ...
I think figuring out what 25% of the human population think about where
we're going is important.

-- Charlie

(Signing off for four days of chilling out in Amsterdam)

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