Re: Transhumanism in History (Was something else)

Joseph Sterlynne (
Thu, 14 Oct 1999 19:43:07 -0600

> Natasha Vita-More
>> Joseph Sterlynne

>>Much or all of what we perceive as transhumanism has in a way
>>simply been a part of the history of science and technology.
>Could be, but I'm not so sure. What we perceive as transhumanists is an
>understanding and knowledge of science and technology. Our psychological
>makeup plays a primary part in our desire to learn and our ability to
>accept changes which affects our transhumanism. where science and
>technology play a principal part is in the evolution of transhumans.

People certainly can hold different attitudes and interests with regard to science and technology and their development. I was just trying to get at the notion that we have seen constant progress in science and technology and that the transhumanist interests are something of a logical extension of what has come before.

>Robert's response was on target to us both, but I can't find it because
>you changed the Subject line.

The subject line of your post was "Re: Extropianism certainly does have a history already!" (sent 09 October).