Re: Definitions for Transhumanism

Anders Sandberg (
09 Apr 1998 20:19:04 +0200

"Scott Badger" <> writes:

> Transhumanism is the belief that humans are predisposed to perpetual
> self-actualization, and that they will inevitably utilize rational
> technologies to facilitate mental and physical transformations which will
> serve that end.

Predisposed? Inevitably? To quote J. de Lyser (and I think he has a point):

The whole point of transhumanist movements is to do away with
deterministic thinking. There is no 'grand scheme of things'
into which each individual has her/his 'place' or 'task' to
fulfill. A rejection of a pre-determined 'destiny' lies at the
very core of our movements. Wether that destiny for the
individual has been set by natures genetic codes, or by some
'higher being' makes no difference IMO. J. de Lyser

Anders Sandberg                                      Towards Ascension!                  
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