Re: dr suess on the loose...

Brian D Williams (
Fri, 28 May 1999 08:16:06 -0700 (PDT)


From: Anders Sandberg <>

>I read a lot of popular science books when I was a kid, and then
>moved on the science fiction. It was at least a partial cause for
>me becoming a transhumanist, but the reason I started with science
>is at present unclear to me. But once I was immersed in the world
>of science/science fiction, transhumanism slowly emerged as a
>logical conclusion to me.

>I wonder if children shouldn't be introduced to Stanislaw Lem's
>_The Cyberiad_ at an early age. Many of the stories can likely be
>translated into a simpler language (even if they often are
>readable as they are in the translations I read), and put
>transhumanistish ideas into the heads of children. Beside the
>humor and nonsense, he deals with how to solve problems with
>intelligence (such as the hillarious story about making the
>perfect monster), the philosophical consequences of robots,
>uploading, copying and a lot of other stuff, trains recursive >
>thinking and overall plays with your mind.

I was a Tom Swift addict, and also another series with a character called "Brains Benton". There was another series featuring a father and his two sons, (one son named Randy) that covered things like rocketry and the basics of atomic energy, very cool!

Let's not forget Johnny Quest.....

>We need more transhumanists to write childrens books! And

Agreed, but lets remember Socrates....

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