Re: MEME: History, Nazis, and >H

Robert Owen (
Sun, 05 Dec 1999 14:23:49 -0500

Technotranscendence wrote:

> On Sunday, December 05, 1999 1:49 AM Eliezer S. Yudkowsky
> wrote:
> > After reading _The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich_, I've realized that
> > the <SL2 automatic association between "transhuman" and "Nazi Germany"
> > is based on a historical misconception.
> Is this the _only_ book you've read on Nazism and Nazi Germany?

Dear Daniel,

My specific interest is "what form of social organization is presupposed as an infrastructure for the achievement of Transhumanist and Extropian objectives?" I've gotten a bit disoriented with respect to this thread, and I'm sure you can help me refocus. Is there some inclination to interpret "Transhumanism" as a species of "Fascism"? What is the postulated nexus between "Transhumanism" and the politics of Germany from, say, 30 Jan l933 when Hitler became chancellor to 07 May l945, the unconditional surrender (Hitler died 30 Apr l945). I seem to have lost the resolution for this debate.

Thanks for your help,


Robert M. Owen
The Orion Institute
57 W. Morgan Street
Brevard, NC 28712-3659 USA