Let us reason together.
I think perhaps "proto-transhominid" for "early adopter of mods" might be acceptable to all concerned.
Not rhetorically scary, analogous to "proto-hominid", has a loan-word feel from the term "prototyping".
* Eliezer, what say you?
"Strong-" and "weak-transhuman" are right out, for obvious reasons.
* Natasha, does "proto-transhuman" sound utterly horrible to you?
I think "early transhuman" is pretty interchangeable with that.
What do you say?
* Samantha: does this address your concerns?
MMB, wearing his diplomat sash
Samantha Atkins wrote:
> "email@example.com" wrote:
> > >I should also note that my basic viewpoint is that we should be as
> > conservative as possible in applying the loaded and powerful word
> > "transhuman".<
> > And you should be very careful in trying to reinvent terms to suit your particular needs and espousing them as a given.
> This seems to be a little daunting. How can anyone be a part of
> any movement or claim any term as their own without growing into
> the term informed by and having it inform their own life?
> Transhuman has to mean to me and to each one of us what it is
> that leads us to transcend and to move constantly forward.
> Wouldn't it be better to gather the richness of people's
> experience with transhumanism and the various views over time
> instead of quibbling over what the word does and does not mean
> and who gets to say?
> - samantha
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