The only person alluding to such preposterous nonsense is you.
I made the observation that exchanges with Robot Cultic True Believers devolve into robotically (heh) swapped charges of "I know you are but what am I?" and you respond, Taurus, in a surprise move, more or less by charging, "I know you are but what am I?"
Perhaps we can move beyond this joyless ritual and also beyond your curious complaint that I am demanding uncritical obedience as some sort of authority ("cuz Dale sez so!") when I am simply insisting on skepticism of pseudo-scientific aspirations and exposing phony authorities, which seems a rather strange pathway to gathering an army of uncritical slave minions. But I guess lots of things might start to look that way when you spend too much time among Robot Cultists, even if you yourself are merely, er, Robo-Adjacent as you seem to want to insist.
Rather than stridently assert my conclusions, howzabout this? Anyone who can use the google can look up "transhumanism", "cryonics", "uploading", "cyberangels", "mindfiles", "indefinite lifespan", "desktop nanofactories", "utility fog", "singularity", "friendly AI", "order of cosmic engineers", "terasem", "cryonet", "alcor", "IEET", "SIAI", "Singularity U", "Future of Humanity Institute", "Lifeboat Foundation", "Society of Venturism" and then they will notice whether or not certain names pop up over and over again (I wonder, do you wonder, Taurus, how often your name might appear in such searches?) and they will also notice whether or not people claiming to be champions of science seem to be drawn not once but time after time after time to marginal/ pseudo-scientific enterprises connected to would-be gurus promising transcendent outcomes -- immortality, superpowers, superintelligence, superabundance -- and whether or not I am the only one to propose these outcomes look a lot like magical thinking, religiosity, pseudo-science, nerd rapture, New Age transcendence translated into a superficially techno-scientific vocabulary aimed at fandoms of pop-tech pop-sci journalism/ marketing/ scams.
All it takes is the google, Taurus, and all these "nonsensical allusions" you seek to sanewash away may immediately and obviously and overabundantly appear at anybody's fingertips. Deny away! I am content to let people see for themselves what your sooper-science friends claim to be up to in their own words.
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Saturday, September 08, 2012
Another Cryonical Bionical But Far From Laconical Skirmish
For shits and giggles, here's another of my responses to criticism in the discussion of my anti-cryonics piece over at the World Future Society (by all means, jump right in, the more the merrier):