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    Re: the rise of The Transhuman Era

    I feel like this is the only place where I can talk about this topic and NOT have people think of me as crazy.

    One of my work mates got this glazed over look on her face when I talked to her about the next step in human 'evolution' being linked to technology. I really believe one day really rich people will be able to upload their consciousness onto the internet and live forever in the cloud, growing in wisdom all those years. Maybe our ideas of what the astral plane is like will become a tangible alternate reality via the internet.

    I'm still working out how I feel about it. There's a part of me that is truly alarmed. Another part is really fascinated. I feel really sad about losing our sense of dependency on the natural world but excited about the creative capacity.

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    a common reaction Azvanna,many seem troubled by these changes, and for many it seems something like a transcendence to a brighter plane
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    All I care about is the invention of the transporter, like the one in Star Trek, so we'll never have to be stuck in traffic jams anymore. The time we'd save! Beam me up, Scotty!
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    Re: the rise of The Transhuman Era

    Quote Originally Posted by Azvanna View Post
    I feel like this is the only place where I can talk about this topic and NOT have people think of me as crazy.

    One of my work mates got this glazed over look on her face when I talked to her about the next step in human 'evolution' being linked to technology. I really believe one day really rich people will be able to upload their consciousness onto the internet and live forever in the cloud, growing in wisdom all those years. Maybe our ideas of what the astral plane is like will become a tangible alternate reality via the internet.

    I'm still working out how I feel about it. There's a part of me that is truly alarmed. Another part is really fascinated. I feel really sad about losing our sense of dependency on the natural world but excited about the creative capacity.
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    Re: the rise of The Transhuman Era

    I don't know about this transhumanism thing. I hope they do consider morals and ethics of the issue before they really get started.
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    what comes comes,and we become
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    Re: the rise of The Transhuman Era

    Quote Originally Posted by anubisa View Post
    I don't know about this transhumanism thing. I hope they do consider morals and ethics of the issue before they really get started.
    One basic question to consider is: "Who are 'they'?"

    Look around a bit. We are currently living through a time when technological change (and by "technological change" I am referring not only to artifacts - computers, cell phones, hardware & software, etc., but the ability to alter the actual construction of living entities) no longer has a centralized, controllable source.

    In such an environment, "they" becomes "you." Your choices, your knowledge, your wisdom. What will YOU do with what will inevitably become possible?

    Computers, cell phones, the internet - look at these revolutionary technologies as the litmus test for future revolutionary technologies. How much thought for the wisdom of; or the morality of these things did people engage in prior to adopting them?

    Expect the same amount of consideration when it comes to transhumanism.
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    Okay so recently I read several books on this topic and although it is scary I am all for it! Because through it I can be better than the people with money. Around here money decides who can be somebody and who can't but this is a rural bible belt area and they will be terrified and more than likely remain as what the books call 'naturals' while I will become what the books call 'enhanced' or another term for posthuman or transhuman. So the Singularity is Ray Kurzweils hopes for transhumanism he has several websites and is (or was at least) the director of engineering at google.com http://www.kurzweilai.net/ http://kurzweiltech.com/aboutray.html https://singularityhub.com/ray-kurzw...nyxkb7fiem21tb thats just a few he also makes synthesizers that some celebrities including weird al yankovic use. Now Let me advance your knowledge of transhumanism a little bit you can find a short list of books in my post in the science forum about transhumanism. Another group making advances in transhuman technology is DARPA the defense advanced research projects agency. They do all the controversial work for the government through congressional funding and hiring private contractors so their hands do not get dirty so to speak. such as embyro mixing, cloning, robotics, etc. Their work is for the United States military and the typical result their looking for is creating a super soldier. Now many many books have been written with different scenarios for the outcome of Transhumanism the singularity is just one of them 3 more are called the heaven scenario, the hell scenario, and the prevail scenario. Prevail is what I am hoping for the gist of it is like all other technologies we will trial and error with it figuring out what works and what doesnt it and improve it steadily as we go along. heaven and hell are two extremes. They are already planning for constitutional amendments preparing for posthumans to be discriminated against. Theyre talking about how natural people will not be able to keep up with enhanced people in schools and naturals will still be doing 6th grade work while the enhanced will be ready to graduate college. I

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    Having read several books recently on the subject of transhumanism from many different points of view I am in favor of it.
    If you check my post in the science forum about transhumanism it has a small list of books that I read about it.
    The singularity is one mans intent for the future his name is Ray Kurzweil you can google him he has accomplished alot he is the director of
    engineering of google(or at least he was when the books were published) he owns a synthesizer company and his instruments are played by celebrites
    including weird al yankovic. Once again google his name and he has many websites both by him and about him.
    The singularity is just one possible outcome there are lots of books written and thats what theyre doing is theorizing how transhumanism is going
    to turn out. Theres the heaven scenario the hell scenario and the prevail scenario. I'm hoping for prevail. The gist of it is as usual we just
    trial and error with the technology fixing what doesnt work and improving as we go along. The other two scenarios are extremes. For example someone
    is predicting that the Artificial intelligence will be so powerful at some point it can work with the molecules that were made up of and decide
    that humans would serve better as toilet paper and turn us all into toilet paper. Theres alot of craziness in these books but I devoured them.
    DARPA defense advanced research projects agency works for congress and the pentagon and theyre trying to create super soldiers by mixing animal
    embryos and working with transhumanism technology they do all the controversial projects for the united states and if your interest in transhumanism
    your going to want to keep up with DARPA because I think theyre leading the way according to these books. People are already preparing constitutional
    amendments to protect the rights of the enhanced because natural people are going to discriminate against them saying they no longer have
    personhood and all that stuff. Natural students wont be able to keep up with enhanced students a natural student will be doing 6th grade work and
    and enhanced students will be graduating college. Children of natural parents will not be allowed to become posthuman with out parental permission
    but the government will provide grants for a level 1 enhancement when natural children turn 18 as a part of their college tuition.

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    the whole thing dives deep into the human side of the ability to adjust to actual changes to physical bodies,not just our mental sides

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    i know personally about the changes to the body in a very personal way, i have changed in kind of a radical way

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    radical changes in the physical body also alters the mental self,in major ways

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    ask the new wizard,SHE knows that change well,and the new personality too
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