>So the swifter and more positive, radical, option is to declare >yourself
>post- or neohuman at the outset, act as though it were true, >and wait for
>the changes to happen all by themselves!
Oh! I'm a jupiter brain. This easter I'm going to act as if I was a~100 km
sphere of diamondoid quantum dot cellular automata, surrounded by a corona
of solar collectors and radiators and with a mental capacity a few billon
times the whole of humanity (it could have been more, but those posthuman
screensavers take a *lot* of memory, even when they are not running). I can
think billions of superhuman thoughts at once, weaving together strands of
ideas without the least risk of getting confused. I understand all of human
history andknowledge just as easily as a human could understand a simple
equation. Hmm, let's start with terraforming Sweden...
I now declare myself posthuman! Presto-chango! Tah Dahh! This is great! I
really don't like taking the bus to work so now I can run there today at
speeds up to 120 mph and not even get tired!! I could simply fly but I will
start out small.
With my 400 IQ (yes, off the charts!) and totally photographic memory I will
finally become an honor student! I have an intellect now on par with the
genetically engineered superhumans of the Dan Simmons novel _Brain Child_
which will make my life so much easier. I can now speed-read through a book
and totally master the contents in that time!
I will octuple major in the following subjects, computer sci, business,
biology, history, physics, art, world literature and philosophy. I am going
for a light courseload because I don't want to burden my posthuman self too
much and I will need time for an active social life.
Maybe I will just forget about college for awhile and start up my own
company that sells the brilliant computer software I can now write! Within
a few years or less I will have a net worth in the billions of dollars and
can finally be extremely generous to all my favorite causes.
My "nano touch" makes me into a being of great power for good. Like the
heroine of the "Bohr Maker" I can heal others and easily create what I need
to. Brent and I can straighten out the world now!
I havn't looked in the mirror yet but I know that now I am incredibly
handsome! Between my handsome chiseled features, muscular body and
overwhelming pheromones, I am going to have a hard time fending off all the
beautiful women! I will have to decide on just one! Of course, I will let
her in on our little secret too!
Anders, I realize I have been nowhere as ambitious as you, but I want to
still be relatively human. I hope you will be willing to consult for less
developed posthumans in case we need it! Wow, the things you learn about on
Is Sweden so inhospitable that it needs terraforming? I thought they had an
earthlike climate there? lol!
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