Re: "Hostile" transhumans (Re: Magic means large search spaces)

From: Phil Goetz (
Date: Sat Jul 23 2005 - 16:57:49 MDT

--- Peter de Blanc <> wrote:

> On Fri, 2005-07-22 at 14:32 -0700, Phil Goetz wrote:
> > If they judge - as they very well might - that the
> moral
> > thing to do is to replace humans with transhumans,
> > aren't they more probably right than you are? And
> aren't
> > you acting immorally by trying to stop them?
> What do you mean by "moral"?
> I'm for the creation of a transhuman mind which will do
> what humanity
> would want. If by "moral," you mean "what humanity would
> want," and if
> it turns out that we would want to be replaced by
> superior transhumans,
> then that is what should happen.

That's not moral, merely selfish. I hope that posthumans
will have better morals than humans. If you say that's a
matter of perspective, it means that you don't believe in
morality at all, and have no grounds to speak in a moral

> And if not what humanity would want, then what other kind
> of goal do you propose?

I'll tell you just as soon as I transcend. :)

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