Re: Cryonics propaganda...
Mon, 7 Jun 1999 05:41:41 -0700 (PDT)
dwayne [email@example.com] wrote:
>We as a species spend FAR too much time and effort trying to work out
>how to reduce ourselves back to beasts, and not enough time trying to
>improve ourselves. Which is, I feel, the main problem with the gun
>thread, I'd rather the effort went into making people better than
>working out how to keep bad people away.
Only a few big problems with that one:
- Who decides what's 'better'?
- What do you do with people who refuse to become 'better'?
- What if those 'bestial' aspects of human personality are actually vital
to its future development? I'm not terribly surprised that most transhuman
developments come out of a country which supports 'bestial' ideas like
competition and self-reliance, for example.
- If people become 'better' then why shouldn't they own and carry guns?