re: Anders response to "Politics of Transhumanism"

From: Emlyn O'regan (
Date: Tue Jan 15 2002 - 21:24:14 MST

Anders wrote:
> Maybe. I think it is a very large probability that by the end of this
> year I will not refer to myself as a transhumanist.

Then you will be a posttranshumanist.

I liked your post on what transhumanism is / is not. Thanks for taking the
time to write it.

I have a couple of points to pick...
- firstly, I think the argument about ruling out collectivism falls apart if
you have a purely voluntary collective. I think that the core values you
have put forward allow any type of social arrangement as long as it is
purely voluntary for all members. Is this actually workable?

- Second, and more important, I think the discussion reduces transhumanism
to "humanism with toys", and I suspect there is more to it than that. How is
the transhumanism that you have presented any different to plain vanilla


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