Thank you, Waldemar, for raising these questions. Many of them echo a conversation that Nick, Anders and I had regarding public image and media. (Although I must say I have no clue who the 'transhumanist left' is. Could you explain that?)
Yes, we are moving into the mainstream conciousness, and media will be the primary tool for that. I am preparing a series of strategy 'backgrounders' for transhumanists interested in getting media coverage. These will be made available in some manner, as a sort of service that the WTA can provide. It could be that working with the media in a professional manner and building a track record there could go a long way towards alleviating some of the 'dangers' that you foresee.