Re: George Will on post-humanism

Anders Sandberg (
18 Jun 1999 16:19:08 +0200 writes:

> It is quite startling to see such Extropian sentiments presented by an
> old fashioned, scholarly writer like Will. He refers to the abolition of
> human nature and the beginning of post-human history. Just a few years
> ago such sentiments remained firmly in the domain of science fiction
> if not outright lunacy. This is dramatic evidence of how rapidly our
> ideas are entering the mainstream.

It also shows that we need to shape up to be able to participate in the debate with our memes; if we cannot present and discuss them well in the right fora, other memes (possibly derived from ours, but quite possibly hostile) will win out in the end.

Anders Sandberg                                      Towards Ascension!                  
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