Re: NEWS: Genoa riots

From: Anders Sandberg (
Date: Mon Jul 23 2001 - 12:53:29 MDT

On Mon, Jul 23, 2001 at 11:35:02AM -0700, Brian D Williams wrote:
> >From: Anders Sandberg <>
> >Personally I can't see why any transhumanist would be against a
> >globalized world - national boundaries are one of the more obvious
> >and removable limitations that currently hold us.
> National boundries are also one of the things that protect us
> against others telling us how to live our lives. Nothing wrong with
> being a multicellular creature...

When I wrote the above, I was actually considering this. Just like many
other limitations, we might not want to get rid of them all. Personally I
think it is great that there exist many states with different cultures,
legal systems and functionalities. What should be abolished is the very
rigid and restrictive rules preventing people from moving between them.

> I guess it depends on what you mean by globalization (an awkward
> term) if you mean free world trade, I'm all for it, if you mean
> world government, I'm completely against it.

World trade, of course. I believed in world government when I was a kid,
but I have gradually come to realise the strength in diversity and the need
to have different solutions being tested in different places.

Anders Sandberg                                      Towards Ascension!                  
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