Originally Posted by VA~goth~UK
Greetings, looks like you have an interesting homepage. I've heard of transhumanism some place before...I still don't know quite what its about, is it cyberborg stuff?
People that call themselve transhumanists support the enhancement of humans. Some just tend to eliminate all undesirable and unnecessary aspects of the human condition, such as disease and aging. Others want to radical enhance their physical and cognitive abilities to become more than human - posthuman - superhuman beings with possible superhuman powers and intelligence. This also includes possibilities of completely leaving the human form behind overcoming biological limitations. For example uploading, also known as mind transfer, whole body emulation, or electronic transcendence.
But simply using a cell phone or wearing contact lenses is also a form of enhancement and therefor what transhumanists advocate.
There are many branches and levels of transhumanism. It can include the support for designer babys and eugenics. Many transhumanists seek to enter a post-Darwinian phase of existence, in which humans are in control of their own evolution. In such a phase, natural evolution would be replaced with deliberate change.
The uplifting of animals to human level intelligence is as well within transhuman thought.
You can also read this FAQ:
I'm also a Singularitarian and therefor believe into the concept of a technological singularity.
If computing speeds double every two years,
what happens when computer-based AIs are doing the research?
Computing speed doubles every two years.
Computing speed doubles every two years of work.
Computing speed doubles every two subjective years of work.
Two years after Artificial Intelligences reach human equivalence, their speed doubles. One year later, their speed doubles again.
Six months - three months - 1.5 months ... Singularity.
It would be too much to go into detail about the Singularity here. Just check out the links below. And stay open minded! It may all sound crazy, but don't forget that if you would have told someone who lived thousands of years ago about our technology today, the person would have thought the same. And this century we'll see thousands of years of progress at today's rate.Transhumanism:
kurzweilai.net/meme/frame.html?main=/articles/art0134.html - The Law of Accelerating Returns
sss.stanford.edu/others/glennreynolds/ - A quote on Singularitarianism
Originally Posted by VA~goth~UK
I'm learning German btw, trying to!
I am soooo beginner though, so don't ask me to speak it. I've been itsy bitsy about learning so I've been slow even though I've been at it for ages, learning in drip drip fashion, not very efficient of me, but anyway I am learning German to be mmore efficient in the first place right?...haha... It will come to me soon enough how to speak it (I hope)
I've learnt most online by talking to people in english, reading english articles and also by reading english books. People will correct you, trust me
What you have to do is look for a german forum or maybe look for a german clan of the game you are playing and join them. And most important is to always translate everything you don't know and ask people about your grammer. Here are two very good translators:
But note, they don't work for sentences, only for individual words and some phrases and sayings.
Of course the best you can do to learn a language quickly is to move to a country where they speak this language and live there for some time