A critique of Martine Rothblatt’s illuminating assessment of how cyber consciousness will evolve and come to be adjuncts, even replacements for ourselves. Here I contrast it with my DNA based approach, as the two paths are parallel now, but could meet at infinity.
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Confucianism and Humanism are overlapping credos that reinforce and supplement each other. Together they could build into the youth of our species the character both revere.
This seminal article describes the imminent government of our species, demonstrating our hidden process of returning to villages that answer to nobody and everyone.
It stops short of discussing the hegemony of the UN, but that is a separate awakening for we killer apes.
Kudos to The Atlantic magazine for a truth that may now speak its name.
An estimated 70 million people live in a 100 mile “shanty-city” from Lagos to Ibadan, Nigeria. If the human population is a cancer for Mother Earth, then pandemic(s) are the classical cure.
The Singularity is here, and it’s not about artificial intelligence. It’s about our species’ character in the face of impending extinction.
The DEFINITIVE HISTORY by Robert Grudin. “Humanitas meant the development of human virtue, in all its forms, to its fullest extent. The term thus implied not only such qualities as are associated with the modern word humanity—understanding, benevolence, compassion, mercy—but also such more aggressive characteristics as fortitude, judgment, prudence, eloquence, and even love of honour.
Humanism is a celebration of the incandescent miracle – Life. Can humanists embrace their legacy, born of Confucianism and Buddhism, brought through the Renaissance as Humanism?
This is a definitive article by a profound scholar, R. Joseph Hoffmann, written when the “brights” really thought they were. Humanists, that is.
“Supplementing the dollar with a bullion currency would solve some of the problems related to the potential of countries running large deficits and would help stability,”
It’s one thing to know we live in a military plutocracy. When we tolerate it, year in, year out, we invite desperate times.