Re: One humanity, all in the same boat

From: Lee Daniel Crocker (
Date: Mon Dec 24 2001 - 12:45:07 MST

While I admire Eli's passion, as one of those he describes as "in
total hard-takeoff denial", I see the transhumanist agenda a bit
differently: rather than the exponential growth of technology being
a wave that wipes away all the minor and irrelevant distinctions
we present-day humans spend too much time bickering about, I see
the rise of technology as expanding our abilities to create /real/
diversity. Our present irrational concerns about race will be
wiped out not because we will come together, but because we will
diverge and speciate and migrate to the point where what are now
perceived as "racial" differences will be of less magnitude than
the individual differences we will be able to create. As we grow
apart, it will be all the more important that we learn how to take
advantage of diversity and comparative advantage so that the new
races we become will continue to work effectively toward even
greater diversity and creativity as we expand into the universe.

Lee Daniel Crocker <> <>
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