Re: Genetic transition to posthumanism

From: Anders Sandberg (
Date: Sun May 20 2001 - 09:12:58 MDT

On Sun, May 20, 2001 at 04:19:17PM +0200, wrote:
> I think it's really more constructive and more fun to predict the future
> by inventing it.

I think the medicine against shrinking prediction horizons is not
invention in itself, but rather to set the values and standards that
will underlie it. Predicting the next 30 years of computing is hard and
misty, inventing them can only be done from the now boundary. But
discussing and defining the philosophies that should or could guide the
designs is both worthwhile in the here-and-now and the future. They
range from the practical realisations (modularity, reusability etc are
good, hence object orientation) to ethical issues (cryptoanarchy or the
transparent society?).

Anders Sandberg                                      Towards Ascension!                  
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