i don't understand why we're talking about humanism, morality, and compassion on a listserv dominated by libertarians and objectivists. many of the policies people advocate on this listserv indicate to me that they don't care about people other than themselves. a posthumanist world could very well consist of temporary autonomous zones (taz) where everyone would be free to do as they please. with the proper technology anarchy and absolute liberty would be possible. but how are we going to get there? will it be through cooperation and sacrifice or will it be through ruthless competition. i believe that most of the people on the list are out of touch with reality. have you ever been on the other side of the policies you advocate? and if you have been fucked over, is it really a mature and rational response to attempt to fuck over others. i think not. thanks.