No Internet, No Transhumanism []

by phil on Monday Aug 4, 2003 4:47 PM

No Internet, No Transhumanism []


Starts with story on Anders Sanberg who became interested in Transhumanism and created the Transhumanist Resources site. Conclusion of article is that movements usually rely on non-mass media since small numbers have access to mass resources, and hence, without the Internet there would be no Transhumanist movement.


Anders Transhuman Page - Apparently thick site on transhumanism.

The Anthropic Cosmic Principle - Another plug for this book. According to the article, the book does more than illustrate the principle, and includes other concepts such as the Omega point through which we'll inevitbly pass and control all matter with our intelligence (I think).

Mind Children: The Future of Robot and Human Intelligence - Another plug for one of Moravec's works ("A dizzying display of intellect and wild imaginings by Moravec, a world-class roboticist who has himself developed clever beasts")

Extropy Institute - Great institution, similar to other transhumanists, although tends to include more now-oriented material, such as the belief that we should seek to expand our horizons in all things (not just through technological enhancement)...

World Transhumanist Association - Name says it all.

Incipient Posthuman


College radio. With the help of publicly funded station WHUS Storrs, Hughes started Changesurfer Radio, which now also broadcasts its archives online. "Instead of researching a topic for a year, waiting for reviews and revisions for a year, and maybe seeing something in print, in talk radio I can get interested on Wednesday, do research on Thursday, set up the interview on Friday, conduct and broadcast on Saturday, and I'm done," says Hughes.

Creative Commons License