RE: Beyond Human : the PBS Series

From: Harvey Newstrom (
Date: Wed May 23 2001 - 07:29:30 MDT

Randy Smith wrote,
> There were 2 one-hour PBS programs airing here in Houston last night that
> both dealt with how the future of humanity was basically a cyborg future.
> Great stuff. I saw some interviews: Moravec, and yes, Bill Joy got his
> I was only able to watch about 20 minutes, and so will tape the reruns
> the next two nights. The show was unabashedly positive with respect to
> Cyborg future of humanity and the implications of that future. It was
> basically an advertisement for using tech to transform ourselves into
> posthumans. Appended below are the synopses and future times for showings
> here in Houston.

I have caught a couple of these in Oklahoma City. I must agree that I was
impressed with the positive treatment technology and transhuman ("beyond
human") topics received. They portrayed the opposing side and fears
accurately and fairly, but did not succumb to baseless fears. It was

Harvey Newstrom <> <>

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