Re: Heresy

From: Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (
Date: Thu Aug 09 2001 - 13:16:17 MDT

"Eliezer S. Yudkowsky" wrote:
> I think that "transhuman" has inherent emotional impact regardless of the
> formal definition, and I don't think the emotional impact of "transhuman"
> can be safely weakened enough that "I am transhuman" will be interpreted
> as "I wear contact lenses" rather than "I am your evolutionary superior,
> foolish mortal".

And again, just in case this isn't clear, this is a statement that I am
using to argue about the *open* issue of how transhumanity should be
defined. I am not claiming that the issue has been settled.

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Eliezer S. Yudkowsky
Research Fellow, Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence

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