Posthumans in Nature

Robin Hanson (
Fri, 12 Nov 1999 09:45:13 -0500


Sterling, B. (1999). Homo sapiens declared extinct. Nature, 402, 125.

Yes, human beings have finally gone, but the 24-hour global party continues. AD 2380: After a painstaking ten-year search, from the Tibetan highlands to the
Brazilian rainforests, it's official - there are no more human beings.
"I suppose I have to consider this a personal setback," said anthropologist Dr
Marcia Raymo, of the Institute for Retrograde Study in Berlin. "Of course we still have human tissue in the lab, and we could clone as many specimens of Homo sapiens as we like. But that species was always known primarily for its unique cultural activity."...

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