In a message dated 10/2/1999 1:00:12 PM Eastern Daylight Time, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
<< Julian Assange has written,
>Power currupts, and absolute power currupts absolutely.
I think corrupt people seek power, and absolutely corrupt people seek
I think power magnifies attributes, and absolute power magnifies attributes absolutely. Therefore, what in the powerless might seem like a small flaw, in the powerful could become a serious problem, and in the omnipotent could be a disaster of universal (or greater) proportion. But I believe the same is true for good traits, so that what in the powerless might be an endearing characteristic, in the powerful might be saintly, and in the omnipotent could save us all.
This is why I am a transhumanist....after all, if what either Julian or J.R. have said about power is true, then what does that say about us transhumanists who seek to stride amonst the stars for eternity?