Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Conference on Transhumanism

I hope the friend who invited me to this conference of transhumanists doesn't read this blog.

Because I've never before seen a group of people with their heads so far up their asses.


Whatcha Eaton said...

[x] LIKE! :)

That was pretty much my thought when I used to live in Extropia. ...but I really liked the architecture, so I kept my mouth shut.

Larke said...

Oh, mercy! I don't know much about transhumanism, but it just doesn't necessarily sound good, ya know?

I got a real laugh out of this, Chey. Thanks!

Cheyenne Palisades said...

Thanks Whatcha. I needed that!

Larke, I don't have a kick against transhumanism, I think we're all transhumanists just for being in world, but I do have a problem with clulessness.

Larke said...

Hi, again! I fear that my earlier comment came off as a bit harsh - not to mention, clueless. Since then, I've done a little reading and have chatted with a couple of people who are exploring trashumanism. Like most everything I encounter in SL, I find it at least somewhat fascinating.
I do have a lot to learn - about transhumanism, a whole-great-big-bunch-of-other-things, and how to be a wee bit less impetuous in what I say - and how I say it.
Perhaps you needed Whatcha's comment, Chey, but I needed yours. Thanks!

Cheyenne Palisades said...

Thanks, Larke.

I think my biggest transhumanist frisson moment was when I had two avatars in the same place at the same time. One was me, the other my alt Dakota, who is useful for testing perms and things like that-- but quickly acquired a personality and style of her own.

Here was a new way of being human-- being TWO people, even if virtual.

I sure wish the people at that SL transhumanist conference had talked about stuff like that.