Natasha Vita-More wrote:
> At 05:18 PM 4/30/00 -0500, you wrote:
> >Does anyone know of a piece of clipart depicting a posthuman - a godlike
> >human silhouette arising from a galaxy, something that's obviously a
> >Jupiter brain, et cetera - which would be usable, freely, on a T-Shirt?
> >The caption, of course, will be "Just Imagine What I'll Be Like In Ten
> Eli, are you looking for a "human" or a posthuman? If it's a posthuman,
> then you probably don't you want an image that looks humanlike? I have
> some Superhuman images, but they still have arms and legs and clearly in a
> transhuman body.
Humanlike images are okay so long as they're clearly immaterial; i.e.
either transparent and starry, or idealized and superimposed on a
galaxy, and preferably both. Also - for my T-Shirt, at least - the
figure can't be identifiably female (though that'd be fine by Ziana
Astralos, one expects). Not that I have any particular attachment to my
current gender, understand, but it'd confuse the casual observer.
> Mike Lorrey suggested the Extropic Art Web site.
> http://www.extropic-art.com/gallery.htm or http://www.extropic-art.com
> Check it out, and take a look at his work, as well as other visual artists
> and digital artists, such as Nadia Reed. Another Web site that has images
> is at Nanogirl. There is also another digital artist such as Marque
> Cornblatt who designs robotic Transhumanist Art and visual images as well.
> His work was on the cover of a magazine last year.
I'm checking 'em out.
> Just a simple question about the 10 years -- posthuman in 10 years? -:)
Well, my original T-Shirt says "Singularity 2005", but since it's been a
couple of years since that T-Shirt was created, and work hasn't really
started yet, I'd be pretty surprised if the job got done before
2006-2007. 2010 is still a good possibility - it's the target date I'd
try for if I had a well-funded Singularity Institute. (Though I'd make
it clear that the project might extend to 2015, 2020, or beyond.)
After all, ten years is over three hundred megaseconds. A lot can
happen in three hundred million seconds.
-- email@example.com Eliezer S. Yudkowsky http://pobox.com/~sentience/beyond.html Member, Extropy Institute Senior Associate, Foresight Institute
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