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Offline Demorgora

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Extropianism
« on: May 14, 2005, 06:11:33 pm »
Who here is an extropian/transhumanist?

http://www.extropy.org/faq.htm



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Re: Extropianism
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2005, 06:52:30 pm »
Can you write up an abstract about that document?

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Re: Extropianism
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2005, 06:59:00 pm »
Basically, extropianism advocates melding man and machine to create a greater being known as a posthuman so that we may transcend our human frailities. This includes everything from aging to our own neurological health.

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Re: Extropianism
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2005, 07:01:57 pm »
I desire to become more than human. If that means abandoning my humanity and becoming a machine, I would do it in a heartbeat.

In either case, the leap isn't so far to begin with. Humans are practically organic machines themselves.

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Re: Extropianism
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2005, 07:34:18 pm »
I might read through this later, but right now I'd be borged to tears, and that might promote rusting. :)
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Re: Extropianism
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2005, 09:04:35 pm »
Basically, extropianism advocates melding man and machine to create a greater being

....you mean like the Borg???   ;D

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Re: Extropianism
« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2005, 09:07:48 pm »
Basically, extropianism advocates melding man and machine to create a greater being

....you mean like the Borg??? ;D

Heh, I could deal without the hive mind aspect though.

By the way, you ****ers need to get excited about this and post more so I can rave and rant.

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Re: Extropianism
« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2005, 09:59:13 pm »
Cool, like the aliens in Independance Day.  That's next on my list after curing cancer and populating the moon.

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Re: Extropianism
« Reply #8 on: May 16, 2005, 10:09:14 am »
Oh, I thought extropy was the opposite of entrophy...

Anyhow, this sounds like my cup of tea. I've done a lot of thought on the subject and decided that one way or another I'm going to try and replace my biological body with a mechanical one, which would not only be cool but would allow me to live much longer. I could also hook up to a computer and basically live in a Matrix-like world where the brain interfaces with the computer and all the senses are simulated and whatnot.

I pretty much think that's the future and we should get there ASAP with more research in things like robotics, mind-machine interface and nuclear fusion.

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Re: Extropianism
« Reply #9 on: May 18, 2005, 03:51:03 pm »
  Hmm, I can see it now.

Me: Hmmm do I want to see through walls or regenerate?
Omar: Would you like a black market bio mod canister for Non-Piezo enhancements?
Templar: Die freak!
Iluminati: Haha, we've got a monopoly on your soul!