Transhumanism Pros & Cons: Perhaps We should Start with Transanimalism.

Warren Kinston 21. October 2012 12:00

transhumanism pros and cons

Transhumanism is an exciting movement.  For those who have an allergy to technology and have not come across the movement, it is the school of thought that says AI (or at least AGI—Artificial General Intelligence), computing technology, robotics, nanotechnology and biotechnology are going to create a world beyond human comprehension.  There will be machines, or rather beings, who surpass us so greatly that we cannot argue or fight back.  Think of evolution and competition for niches. As we are creating our own competition, the pros and cons need some consideration.

Attitudes in the transhumanist movement vary.  I have no argument with continuing progress in technology.  In my view, despite inevitable drawbacks, technology has produced and will go on producing immeasurable benefits for mankind. 

But when the movement starts More...


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What’s in a Name? Help Wanted.

Warren Kinston 8. February 2012 10:52

I am currently struggling to get a phrase right.  Well, not exactly a phrase—a name.

Can you help me?  I hope so.  Let me put you in the picture.

The heart of the Taxonomy is identifying something and then giving it a really good name, so that everyone can immediately recognize what is being referred to.  The goals are: precision (i.e. exactness), resonance (i.e. generates the right vibes) and differentiation (i.e. discriminates from related, similar things).  Of course, in the process of identifying anything, I have to use words to describe what I am focusing on.  These are usually imperfect names, More...


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