I NEVER ASKED FOR THIS
underneath my skin there is a violence,
it’s got a gun in its hands
And why would Homo Evolutis be Beholden to the Old Forms of Aesthetics and Ideals? In a Post Human World, Morphology itself Becomes the Playing Field.
Ok but see
If by ‘human extinction’ you mean the end of history and a lifeless ball of rock floating where Earth once was then that’s categorically bad, I’m with you
Hell, if you mean ‘devoid of sapient life that calls itself/used to call itself human’ then I’m on board, that’s still bad, I dig it
But if you mean ‘human frailties slowly eroded and/or erased by technology such that what remains isn’t strictly ‘human’ in the sense that they don’t have to worry about little things like dandruff, death, and taxes
Then I think that’s pretty great, actually
My biggest concern with posthumanism isn’t the loss of our ‘soul’ on an individual or even species-wide basis
It’s that the technologies be accessible to any and everyone and not just, say, rich white men.
Socialistic transhumanism or bust.
Technology is not the enemy. Greed is the enemy.
"Television" is not turning our children’s brains to mush. It’s the cheap formulaic fodder and faux-news pushed onto television by corporations trying to sell ad slots that’s turning our children’s brains to mush.
"Video games" are not devoid of moral message. It’s sequel upon sequel of bland FPSes rolled out by companies that only care about pacifying their white male poser demographic that are devoid of moral message.
"The internet" is not stifling creativity and communication. With access to the internet, people are communicating and sharing their creations more easily than ever. But allowing those in power to choose what we see and say on the internet will turn it into one more mouthpiece for the approved media message.
"Transhumanism" is not a tool for making the rich richer and the poor obsolete. Transhumanism, if abused, could be that tool. But it doesn’t have to be. It can be a tool for empowerment.
Stop blaming “technology” as if getting rid of wires and gadgets will miraculously fix the flaws of humankind. The flaw isn’t in tech. The flaw is in thinking. If that can be fixed, everything we create might end up serving a higher purpose. If it can’t, we’ll eventually use it to destroy ourselves.
Simple as that.