Re: Inadvertent media malevolence

Anders Sandberg (
24 May 1999 17:12:41 +0200

Damien Broderick <> writes:

> I expect to see the *Soylent Green* meme misused increasingly, along with
> other Frankenscience tropes. Hard to combat, but we need to get in there
> kicking and screaming - in a quiet and thoughtful way, of course. :)

You mean not saying "No-one is suggesting that the anti GM-crop movement is supported by religious fundamentalists and militant child molesters?" :-)

Overall, I think this goes for all of us transhumanists: Write more! Debate more! Make your views heard. Even if people think you are strange or wrong, the more a view is made public all the time the less easy it is to dismiss it. Our most important objective media-wise right now is to make transhumanism a respectable perspective, and not just something that can be dismissed as fringe or unsupported.

Anders Sandberg                                      Towards Ascension!                  
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