Re: Eurocracy (was Re: Immortality and Resources)

Anders Sandberg (
Thu, 6 Feb 1997 22:29:19 +0100 (MET)

The EEC and the potential EU seem to be a quite fascinating area to apply
memetic thinking to; judging from the current tendencies the supernational
levels are developing a very different reality-tunnel from the national
levels, which in turn are developing their own, and so on. We might be
looking forward to an Europe with several incompatible reality models
actively interfering in each other, each strongly supported by different
memetic evolutionary pressures. Very fun, if you have a sense of
Kafkaesque humor.

Something I think we european transhumanists should think seriously about
is how we are going to deal with this. Eurosclerosis is a real danger to
us (just look at the european computer industry, or rather the lack of
it), the borderless visions of the EU might be very useful for cryonics
companies, eurocrats start to drool as soon as you mention biotechnology
and there is a interdisciplinary research initiative on Malta which seems
to be directed towards nanotech and biocomputers, and bureaucracies seems
to be inherently anti-transhuman. Much work is definitely needed.

On Thu, 6 Feb 1997, J. de Lyser wrote:

> question is, what will happen to those poor remaining monarchs ? ;-)

Wouldn't it be quite easy to marry them together to create a new emperor?
Of course, this might be bad genetics... ;-)

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