Re: Defining Transhumanism

Mike Linksvayer (
Mon, 19 Oct 1998 20:49:26 -0700

Max More wrote:
> TRANSHUMANISM: Any philosophy of life that seeks the acceleration of our
> development beyond its current human limitations by means of science,
> technology, creativity, and other rational methods.

Acceleration of development is not necessarily required to go beyond current human limitations, particularly on the timescale of a century or two mentioned in this thread. I don't care for stipulating acceleration because it is practically impossible to measure something like human development, but acceleration implies some form of measurement.

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