Re: The image of transhumanism

Natasha Vita More (
Mon, 06 Jul 1998 21:55:59 -0500

At 08:04 PM 7/6/98 +0200, Anders Sandberg wrote:

>"Nobody thought heavier-than-air flying was
>possible, so why can't antigravity be possible?".

Historical parallel in action! I'd like to use this quote in my Memetic Toolkit.

It would be wonderful to gather historical incidents that show that what was once consider to be at ridiculous, outlandish and pie-in-the-sky thinking, that have actually come to fruition.

This can be done by locating quotes over the years in which individuals have discounted forward thinking possibilities and then to have these statements refuted by way of example: flying to space exploration; incurrable illnesses to overcoming death; dealing with barren women to fertility innovations; sex segregation to sex choices; sacrilege in tampering with the body to germline and somatic engineering; aging to cosmetic surgery; environmental alarmist claims to extropian environmental views; et cetera.

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