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Saturday, April 24, 2010
This Week's White Guys of "The Future" Report
I made my weekly sojourn to the stealth-Robot Cult outfit IEET's website to discover, once again, that out of fourteen portraits of today's featured authors and speakers there was only one non white guy to be seen. In fact, it was the same non white guy, and even the same piece, now nudged down the queue by an influx of new pieces by white guys, a piece in which the topic discussed by the non-penis-possessing transhumanoid was, in fact, explicitly, vaginas, described as "pandora's boxes." I continue to maintain that since only a minority of people in the world are white guys, a minority of people with whom tomorrow will be shared are white guys, a minority of people in the world impacted by technodevelopmental changes are white guys, a minority of people in the world informed about matters of technoscientice are white guys (even technoscience questions not directly connected to vaginas) the endless ongoing parade of techno-transcendentalizing white guys is an enormously problematic thing (though far from the only one) about the so called "futurists" and "bioethicists" and technoscience "policy wonks" of the IEET.