Re: MEME: History, Nazis, and >H

Technotranscendence (
Sun, 5 Dec 1999 18:41:25 -0800

On Sunday, December 05, 1999 11:23 AM Robert Owen wrote:
> > > After reading _The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich_, I've realized
> > > the <SL2 automatic association between "transhuman" and "Nazi Germany"
> > > is based on a historical misconception.
> >
> > Is this the _only_ book you've read on Nazism and Nazi Germany?
> Dear Daniel,
> My specific interest is "what form of social organization is presupposed
> an infrastructure for the achievement of Transhumanist and Extropian
> objectives?" I've gotten a bit disoriented with respect to this thread,
> I'm sure you can help me refocus. Is there some inclination to interpret
> "Transhumanism" as a species of "Fascism"? What is the postulated nexus
> between "Transhumanism" and the politics of Germany from, say, 30 Jan l933
> when Hitler became chancellor to 07 May l945, the unconditional surrender
> (Hitler died 30 Apr l945). I seem to have lost the resolution for this
> Thanks for your help,
> Bob

Dear Bob,

I asked a question of another list member, one Eliezer S. Yudkowsky. I was specifically looking for an answer on _that_ question.

I made and _make_ no claims regarding the relation between fascism, Nazism, and transhumanism. Nor was or is it my intention to.


Daniel Ust