Re: Definitions for Transhumanism

Tony B. Csoka (
Sat, 18 Apr 1998 15:01:50 -0700

Natasha Vita More wrote:

> Perhaps this is the upside of the posthuman. Whether or not we hit a
> Singularity, we will hit a Creativity Augmentum where creativity will be
> much in demand at a period when we have not only the time, but the
> brain-power to create. The leaps in our creativity will be manifold. Will
> it be rational? If we are rational beings, our creativity is rational.

In the same vein, I would say that all major scientific advances of the
past have come from highly creative thinkers. You cannot get these
things through "rationalism" alone. I think the place where logic and
rational thought fits in is testing the hypotheses that are made by the
creative mind. For example Einstein's creation of the theory of General
Relativity was probably the greatest example of creative/lateral
thinking of the human mind. He then used logic and Riemann mathematics
to prove that his " creation" was valid. i.e. working back to his
starting point - finding his way home, if you will