At 17:59 01/31/99 , Spike Jones wrote:
>several days ago someone (who?) made the astute observation
>that one who uses computers might in some sense be considered
>the first step in the evolution of a transhuman, since ze would
>exend zis natural abilities by technological means.
Consider usage of a shovel. Or a stick. Many animals use tools as well.
When you start modifying your functionality in more dramatic way, that affects your self-perception and your social roles, then things start to change...
Have you seen my article on evolution of relation of humans and technology in Extropy Online?