Just as some devoutly religious people dislike atheists, I dislike a-humanists.
We are here to help each other and find meaning, not to wear grotesque happy masks or engineer an artificial set point for bliss.
I do not defer to a notion of “common sense” because reasonable people can agree to disagree on anything from Planned Parenthood to Pol Pot’s political cleansing. Morality and ethics are luxuries that are afforded only those with the power to exercise them. What we as a a species need to defer to is the dominion of the heart.
Zoltan Istvan is an author, sailor, family man, National Geographic Journalist, inventor of volcano surfing, and a candidate for the Presidency of the United States. He explains why he believes Transhumanism is our best chance for a better world via science and technology.
There is no firewall or proxy that will ever protect us from ourselves because our consciousness is based on the emergent properties of trillions of cells and neuro-endocrine networks resonating along with god-knows-what. We need LESS computational power with fewer connections until we can master two contradictory ideas:
1) There is no truth that is not arbitrary and subjective
2) Truth and ethics must be driven by consistency and largely independent of agenda
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