RE: Heresy

From: Reason (
Date: Thu Aug 09 2001 - 16:57:57 MDT

> >Your exaggerated example presents a weak argument because
> contact lenses are certain not known as an advanced technology by
> today’s standards. What a contact lens does suggest quite
> clearly is that such a technology is an historical, however
> small, step toward more fully augmenting the visual sense
> capability. Let it be known, however, wearing a contact lens
> does not exempt a person from being a transhuman.
> More productively, a contact lens is an excellent example in
> expressing how humans have been augmenting their bodies for quite

Hmm. How is a contact lense any different from a screwdriver? Both are tools
that augment the human body to make certain things easier. Are you
suggesting that all tool-users are transhuman? So any attempt to improve our
abilities through constructs of matter makes us transhuman for the duration
of that attempt?

Reason (who is going to look at working on the car in a whole different

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