Brent_Allsop replied 14 years ago (Feb 5th 2010, 8:35:13 am)
Very interesting POV. I spend a lot of time hanging around transhumanist circles, and that is obvious at canonizer.com - Most of the POV here is very pro transhumanist.
But I recognize this is a minority opinion in general society. I've been trying to recruit some of this POV, and would very much like to know, concisely and quantitatively why people have a different POV like this. Thinking of it as a possible disorder like this is definitely a new way of thinking about it that I had not considered.
One general observation of this topic - though. The root camp, or the 'agreement statement' (and this included the topic name) are meant to be stated in a non POV way - that everyone can agree on.
When someone joins a camp, it means they agree with the name of the camp, and everything in the agreement statement. But the way it is currently cast, will encourage everyone with a different POV not to join?
One possible solution could be to, instead of "Is transhumanism a Disorder" it could instead be something more like: "What is Transhumanism?" And the same for the agreement statement - much of that could be moved into a POV camp.
Then, of course, you could have a 'transhumanism is a disorder' POV camp to stand with other camps that have a different POV.
But, of course, there is probably definitely benefit in asking - specifically - this question about if transhumanism is a disorder or not.
I'm interested in knowing if you think this is a polite policy?