Re: SOC: Opposition to Transhumanism

From: Anders Sandberg (
Date: Tue Jan 04 2000 - 05:00:07 MST

"Eliezer S. Yudkowsky" <> writes:

> I would suggest a fourth category, "Warped Transhumanism". Whether
> you'd want to post links publicly is another question, but I'd
> definitely accept submissions.

I second that. We need to keep our door clean too. The category could
also be called "misunderstood transhumanism", since usually it is
based on misunderstandings of what transhumanism is about and the
philosophical foundations of transhumanist thought. A mild form is
"transhumanist new age", where transhumanist ideas are uncritically
combined with new age fluff (transhumanism minus the rationality, so
to say), but there are more disturbing forms too, although I haven't
seen many websites about them.

Anders Sandberg                                      Towards Ascension!                  
GCS/M/S/O d++ -p+ c++++ !l u+ e++ m++ s+/+ n--- h+/* f+ g+ w++ t+ r+ !y

This archive was generated by hypermail 2b29 : Thu Jul 27 2000 - 14:02:00 MDT