Re: Definitions for Transhumanism

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Fri, 17 Apr 1998 09:44:27 -0700

> > TRANSHUMANISM: Any philosophy of life that seeks the acceleration of our
> > development beyond its currently human limitations by means of science,
> > technology, creativity, and other rational means.
> I like this, since it suggests that creativity is or can be rational.

I'm not sure if I like creativity and rational in the same relational context.
Why does it have to be rational?

I feel as though there's an amendment there which isn't necessary. If you think
about it, you'd have to define rational dynamically to have it really work.
What is the definition of rational if you are a mid-transition posthuman? How
does our ability to rationalize change with our accelerated evolution in flux?

Perhaps creativity becomes completely rational.

Perhaps this is one downside of the posthuman.

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