Re: Trans- vs. Non-humans

Anders Sandberg (
Sat, 7 Dec 1996 18:01:30 +0100 (MET)

On Fri, 6 Dec 1996, J. de Lyser wrote:

> In all cases, i assumed extropianism and transhumanism imply that the
> individual should decide . I assume everybody tolerates prothesis for
> medical reasons. What if there are people who will tell you, they view a
> 'human' quality, you happen to value very highly as a personal 'disability'
> ?

One interesting take on this is the Voluntary Autist Movement in Greg
Egan's _Distress_, people who want to *become* autists. They feel the
ability of being able to model other people isn't worth the emotional
trouble it gives them.

> If we are intollerant to
> eachothers goals and motives, then what are our hopes for expecting
> tollerance from the rest of the world ?

Very true.

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