Re: Politics, Extropians

From: Charlie Stross (
Date: Tue Jan 01 2002 - 11:50:21 MST

On Tue, Jan 01, 2002 at 03:19:36PM -0000, Steve Nichols wrote:
> Transhumanism occurred during the late C19th thru the C20th in developed
> nations. Any "futurist" philosophy must help describe and explain the
> "post-human"
> or "after-transhuman/ human" condition, all other discussions are
> historical.

Yup. As has been observed in the past, the _real_ singularity was the
industrial revolution. Everything since then has been completely impossible
to predict on the basis of human history prior to 1790.

-- Charlie

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