Re: NodeNet: how not to scare away experts

Harvey Newstrom (
Fri, 05 Jun 1998 08:54:23 -0400

Alex Future Bokov wrote:
> Many experts in the areas that interest us have not yet heard of
> transhumanism or Extropianism. They might be wary of associating with
> anything they consider to be on the fringe. Some of them will disagree on
> core issues with us.

I'm afraid most people immediately assume that transhuman equates to
anti-human. They seem to use the word "transcending" to mean escaping or
recovering from a bad situation. I'm tempted to try to promote the word
"prohuman" to mean advancing and improving the human condition. Maybe
"humanist" means the same thing?

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