The Dalai Lama, a transhumanist?
"And at the end, like the crack of a whip he said: "I think that one day, the part of the brain which brings feelings should be removed, then we should be like robots, and ourselves become part machines. That would be good, actually. That would be super!" and he laughed...
Was he then joking? Or is the Dalai Lama a singularitarian transhumanist and he laughed so that those who were not ready could pretend and not take him seriously?"
this video and the whole transcript via David Orban's Blog