Re: Transhumanist Declaration
den Otter (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Thu, 9 Apr 1998 12:07:50 +0200
> Michael Lee Bowling wrote:
> > On Thu, 9 Apr 1998, Nick Bostrom wrote:
> > > After reading this, I think I will change my one-sentence definition
> > > to:
> > >
> > > "Transhumanism is the idea that the human condition will
> > > be dramatically transformed by technology and that it is a good thing
> > > to use rational methods to overcome our biological limitations."
> > >
> > > What do you other people say when somebody asks you "What is
> > > transhumanism?"?
> > I say: "Transhumanism is the notion that human evolution is an on going
> > process and that it can should be directed by the individual, for the
> > individual."
> > I may change my response to: "Transhumanism: Evolution of the individual,
> > by the individual, for the individual."
Indeed a good one!
Some more variations:
"Transhumanists seek rational means to aqcuire immortality, increased
intelligence, physical strenght and beauty. They want to explore, and then
go beyond, the boundaries of themselves and the universe".
"Transhumanism is the ongoing empowerment of the individual through
the use of reason and technology".
"Transhumanism is the artificial upgrading of the human species by the