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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Comte de Saint Germain As Proto-Transhumanoid Flim Flam Artist

io9 provides a sketch of the 18th century Robot Cultist (in an alchemical kinda sorta way) famous for being famous and for pretending he was a cosmic engineer of techno-immortality and diamondoid superabundance and blah blah blah. Few modern day transhumanoids actually have the wit to survive five minutes in an aristocratic court with actual intellectuals present, let alone speak multiple languages or pass muster as classical violinists so the analogy only goes so far after all, still the profile is worth a read. --h/t JimF

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