It's quite alright. After all, you're only human.
I'm simply interested in transhumanism as both a philosophy in general and a philosophy of science. I also want robot eyes when these give out.
Agreed. Responsibility limits us, we must make the best of what we have. If all we have is kitchen knives, vodka and magnets, so be it. If humanity as a whole was "responsible", we would not have as much information on sensory extension and "bio-hacking" as we do. If it was not for "irresponsible" people such as Lepht, most of said information would be reserved for the wealthy. Besides, where is the fun in being responsible?
I am glad I found this thread. I am also a Transhumanist. I however, do not believe the singularity will necessarily occur. I understand that humans have a need to improve themselves beyond what they are capable of doing with the bodies that they are born in. What I do not like is the direction that some of my fellows in Transhumanism are going in regards to the singularity. It is almost as if most of them are looking to the event as christians look to armageddon....or the rapture. We should not go this way; replacing one form of devoted fanaticism with another. Instead we should be cautious and study carefully the pros and cons of each new advancement and find the best ways to use them for the improvement of life for all of humanity. Like most here I'm very familiar with science fiction. One of the things that always occurs to me when somebody proposes that humans should all adopt a new technology is the line from "Ghost In the Shell" wherein Major Kusanagi is explaining to Togusa, a rookie recruit, why she chose him to join a group of cyborgs who are almost 100% machine, when he has had only one modification. She said: " If we all reacted the same way, we'd be predictable, and there's always more than one way to view a situation. What's true for the group is also true for the individual. It's simple: Overspecialize, and you breed in weakness. It's slow death." This is why I say there must be those who do not use technology to change themselves. This diversity will be better for the whole of humanity in the long run. In the same respect, we need people who will take to this new tech and use it for everything they can. I will gladly be one of the tech users...any thoughts?