Progress: What does it mean to you?

From: Natasha Vita-More (
Date: Sat May 26 2001 - 21:07:20 MDT

John McCarthy wrote about progress: "Humanity has progressed over hundreds
of thousands of years, but until about the seventeenth century, progress
was a rare event. There were novelties but a person would not expect a
whole sequence of improvements in his lifetime. Since then scientific
progress has been continual, and in the advanced parts of the world, there
has also been continued technological progress. Therefore, people no longer
expect the world to remain the same as it is."

When we think of progress, we remember the Enlightenment. When we look
back at Transhumanity, we will think of the progress of progress. What
does this mean to you?

All comments welcome.



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