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Tuesday, January 01, 2008
Justice De Thezier's Declaration of Independence
Friend of Blog Justice De Thezier rather graciously quit the transhumanist "movement" in an announcement earlier today over on Cyborg Democracy. I have been aware of some of his frustrations with the more politically reactionary and cultish elements in the transhumanist movement for some time, and as one of the public critics of transhumanism myself (there would be, no doubt, far more such critics if more people actually ever heard of them) I sympathized with a number of Justice's concerns about that rather techno-utopian sub(cult)ural discourse, but his announcement still came as something of a surprise to me. I am eager to know what's next for him, wish him well, and will continue of course to read his blog and so on.