Re: Journal of Evolution and Technology

From: J. R. Molloy (jr@shasta.com)
Date: Mon Jul 23 2001 - 18:39:07 MDT


From: "Eliezer S. Yudkowsky" <sentience@pobox.com>
> Mark Walker wrote:
> >
> > mandatory). I wish there was a good synonym for 'transhumanism' that did
not
> > sound quite so new-agey. Does anyone know of any? Mark.
>
> Useful phrases:
>
> "Pro-technology movement"
> "Ultratechnology"
> "Future shock"
> "Extreme technology"
> "Exponential increase"
> "Asymptotic increase"
> "Intelligence enhancement"
> "Technological production of greater-than-human intelligence"
> "Recursively self-improving Artificial Intelligence"

This is a perennial discussion topic here, as regular list readers know, and
many suggestions have been offered. Raymond Kurzweil's example seems
successful by most standards, and he's as transhumanist/extropian as anyone.
He settles for being labeled a "scientist."

If the Journal of Evolution and Technology is about transhumanism, then it
probably has a good enough title now. If you want to say what it's about
without using the "t" word, then why not just say it's about runaway science
and technology... or artificial intelligence, since that's the trajectory
runaway technology makes.




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