Re: John Nash, proto-Extropian?

From: Brian D Williams (
Date: Wed Feb 20 2002 - 08:06:23 MST

>From: Anders Sandberg <>

>I consider this anti-body ideological syndrome something of a
>pathology we should be on guard against in our own thinking. Sure,
>we want *better* bodies, maybe even entirely virtual bodies one
>day. We want to be able to think rationally and not be controlled
>by atavisms or obsolete genetic programming. But at the same time
>we are seeking to extend the truly human aspects of ourselves: our
>ability to choose our own path, our ability to be truly individual
>- both alone and in groups, we want to extend and enhance our
>aesthetics, emotions and ambitions. We will always have flaws and
>limits, but we will strive to overcome them rather than yearn for
>some unachievable perfect state. We seek to become *more*, not


I liked the way they dealt with this in "Ventus", augmented beings,
some with a nanotech core around the spine.

Augment and accentuate, not necessarily replace.


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