Re: Present dangers to transhumanism

Brian Manning Delaney (
Sat, 28 Aug 1999 11:31:31 -0700

Max More wrote:
> >At 01:08 PM 26/08/99 -0700, Kathryn wrote:

> >> (Although I must say I have no clue who the
> >>'transhumanist left' is.

> Really, can't we drop useless terms like "left"
> and "right" when talking about transhumanism. If
> we can think more carefully about so many issues,
> why use such meaningless and unhelpful political
> terms?

The terms themselves are definitely silly (especially when one thinks of their origins!). But the philosophical issues surrounding the two positions denoted -- the nature of the individual, of society, and of the relation between the two -- will, in my view, be some of the last to be "solved" in the mega-tech era.

But we'll see! (I hope....)