Carrico's "arguments" boil down to "You are a filthy Robot Cultist, so you are not qualified to have opinions on serious political issues." These are the same "arguments" often used by those homophobes who say "You are a filthy gay, so you are not qualified to have opinions on serious political issues," so they are quite surreal when they come from a gay rights activist like Carrico.Picnicking on the comments sections of various folks who have drawn attention to my "Unbearable Stasis of 'Accelerating Change'" piece one finds lots and lots of stuff that is more idiotic, more deceptive, more weird than this comment. Don't get me wrong, Prisco here is definitely being terribly idiotic, deceptive, and weird. But the reason it is worthwhile to draw attention to this awful statement is because, just so you know, Prisco isn't some low-level disregarded disreputable transhumanoid hanger-on (I mean, apart from the sense in which that is a reasonably good description of all superlative futurological types), he is a widely respected widely cited "thought leader" within their "movement" and a high-level officer in many of their membership organizations, even the more stealthily-mainstreaming think-tank efforts flogging for the Robot Cult, like IEET.
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Friday, June 01, 2012
Criticizing Transhumanism Is A Hate Crime Now?
Giulio Prisco sure has him some interesting views: