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Comment on The Human Condition in the future

michaelerule Sun, Apr 4, 2010
lets see... I hesitate to be too optimistic about advances in genetic engineering or the mechanization of man. 100 years... there is so much that could go wrong. In some sense we are already cybernetic, and in some sense we're not that much different than the first humans with the technology or writing. I think modern humans are already taxonomically distinguished from early (pre civilization) humans as a separate subspecies ? I'd agree that widespread, heritable, genetic engineering should mark the end of Homo Sapiens Sapiens, but can we get the technology right ? Can we get around the practical and legal hurdles ? Will the genetic luddites legislate the technology out of existence, for "the integrity of our species" ?

http://www.marxists.org/archive/bernal/works/1920s/soul/
also, Schismatrix.

probably others too.