Re: Protean Self-Transformation

Jay Reynolds Freeman (
Fri, 28 Mar 1997 02:02:34 -0800

> there is a perverted form of transhumanism buried somewhere in their
> philosophy...

Transhumanism by non-technical means is a common religious goal;
indeed, it rather predates (and possibly indirectly inspired) notions
of transcending via technology. Persons with that historical
perspective might with equal justice say that there is a perverted
form of religion buried somewhere in the Extropian philosophy.
What is uncommon here most notably includes the attempt to achieve
non-technical transhumanism by ritual mass suicide.

-- Jay Freeman