RE: The Politics of Transhumanism

From: Harvey Newstrom (
Date: Fri Jan 18 2002 - 17:06:00 MST

Anders Sandberg wrote,
> Even when debating the future of humanity it is not obvious what we can
> from introducing the term transhumanism right now.

I'm afraid that this is a real concern. I myself worry about how it might
negatively impact my business to be associated with this weird stuff. Not
that there is anything negative in it, but people fear the unknown.

> Actually, I think the idea of technology being the central meme
> is horribly wrong, and if we present ourselves based on *that*
> we will lose much.

I agree with this. We focus too much on technology for its own sake.
Technology will produce the tools to do great things in the future. But
these tools must be a means to an end, and not the reverse.

Harvey Newstrom, CISSP <>
Principal Security Consultant, Newstaff Inc. <>
Board of Directors, Extropy Institute <>
Cofounder, Pro-Act <>

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