Re: A good short honest FAQ but very bad PR
Mon, 6 Jul 1998 00:24:13 EDT

In a message dated 7/5/1998 9:12:53 PM Pacific Daylight Time, writes:


>1. Isn't transhumanism tampering with nature? Yes.

...sort of. Life on this planet is about evolution or extinction. Animals either adapt to their environment or die out. So do cultures and civilizations. Human beings so far have managed to ride the wave pretty well, creating artificial habitats in even the most unihabitable places. We "adapt" not merely through genetic changes, but also technologies... from the clothes we wear to shelter us from the cold, to the artificial hearts we get to shelter us from the pork chops we love so much. At one point, human beings may have to decide how much change is enough, and that might be the point humans choose between survival and extinction... fortunately, become transhuman, in some ways may not only help preserve many of the things that are human in us, but make the realization of certain human values, including peace and co-existance with our fellow beings, possible in ways never before imagined !