Re: Transhumanist Declaration

Eugene Leitl (
Tue, 14 Apr 1998 15:41:41 +0400 (MSD)

Anders Sandberg writes:
> > > 5. Are you connected to people and services via onbody (portable)
> > > telecom?
> > Trivial property. Pagers and cellulars are pretty ubiquitous.
> Not when FM wrote that. I think most people would have regarded the
> idea of widespread cellular phones as Star Trek sf rather than a
> likely extrapolation.

I was aware of that. My point was that, unsurprisingly, FM2030's
definitions of a trans must today appear arbitrary, and partly
obsolete. Transhumanism should not be defined as a brittle set of
precise properties imo. Definitions are no theories, after all.