virus: Future of Man

JD (
Wed, 27 Mar 1996 16:42:32 -0500 (EST)

I am sure that you are all aware of the transhumanists, and like me some of
you probably are one. Here is a totally hypothetical question: If the
technology to allow ourselves to become "immortal" and design our own bodies
wwas suddenly available to us, but every country outlawed the process, what
would you do??

I ask this question because it is a huge possibility. First of all, athiests
are severely in the minority, not to mention transhumanists. I am a freshman
at Purdue University, studying biochemistry, and even after we have learned
that evolution is virtually a proven theory I don't think more than a very
very small percentage are atheists, and this is in a distinguished school
of science and technology! The percentage is very much smaller in most other
places in the country. The world looks upon transhumanist ideas as crazy,
and therefore since the majority usually decides the laws, I think the
technology will be outlawed.

Personally, If a law was made that kept me from living, i would take it as
a direct threat on my life and act accordingly by disregarding the law in
what ever way I have to.

Maybe education is our way out of this dilemma, but it is hard to teach
those who are afraid of what the truth will do to their contentness.