Date: Fri, 24 Aug 2001 08:06:28 -0700 (PDT)
From: Brian D Williams <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: Mind/Body dualism What's the deal?
Waldemar Ingdahl writes:
>The political task of transhumanism at this historical point must
>be to maximize the individual freedom and development potential
>within the bounds of a society that offers well- being through
>capital- and knowledge intense production, and accelerating
>technological advances and their successful application (also from
>a moral standpoint). This is achieved by a systematic transfer of
>power from stasist structures to dynamist structures. We must
>identify, value, make conscious, and radicalize the groups that
>are the bearers of such ideas. This isn't done by sitting in front
>of a computer, this is done by taking part of public debate and
>showing oneself in the right circles and the right palaces. The
>groups that are the bearers of such change are mainly found in
>civil society, but also in the political sphere. To this scope we
>need a cadre of dedicated, ideologically conscious and competent
>transhumanist that are active within, or in conjunction to these
>groups. The right persons giving the message in the right way and
>in the right forums. In sort the missionaries and the
>entrepreneurs that transhumanism so badly lacks.
One of the most interesting and succinct paragraphs I've read in
awhile, welcome back.
Thank you, Brian.
But the main point is to put it in practice, to provide the institutions for this to be accomplished and the right kind of discourse and I gave some suggestions for that in June.
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