Re: Near-transhuman groups

den Otter (
Sun, 31 Jan 1999 13:54:28 +0100

> From: Alexander 'Sasha' Chislenko <>

> I was just looking for some mailing lists on
> and found a few near-transhuman resources
> (ZonPower?)
> Could somebody suggest an overview of these things - virtropy,
> Zonpower and cosmosofy (universal religion related to accelerated
> complexity of the "hyperplexed" mailing list? I am quite
> perplexed here..
> There seem to be no cross-mentions between the above and
> transhumanist resources, which seems a bit strange.

Maybe that's because the two have in fact very little in common, apart from a desire to "transcend" or whatever. Transhumanism is a practical, serious philosphy (probably the "ultimate" philosophy) while the above groups (and some others like the Church of Virus etc.) are either [intended as] jokes or are New Age with a thin transhuman coating.

Btw, I just joined the Physical Immortality list (description: "a forum for people who want to spearhead the achievement of physical immortality in our lifetime") at ONElist. Is anyone familiar with this one?