Sunday, May 11, 2008

The Hedonistic Imperative

The Hedonistic Imperative outlines how genetic engineering and nanotechnology will abolish suffering in all sentient life.

4 comments:

Martin MS said...

Does anyone else doubt this is such a great idea or am I alone in this? I'm afraid dealing with pain is what makes us truly human. We would never have developed any culture, any poetry, if we hadn't had to deal with (psychological)pain.
btw: pain and pleasure are the two poles of one polarity. You can't simply take one away and stay with the other.
Or am I missing out on the irony here?

dedroidify said...

lol *first to raise hand*

Bush once said on CNN: "Technology is the ticket!" and the screen faded to black. That's my view on technology, I hope consciousness emerges making technology obsolete.

And I will never accept technology in my body, not as long as engineers can't make a decent freaking Operating System, etc ;)

And yes, embrace your dark side, learn from it, oh how much one can learn from it ;)

This page for instance
http://www.huxley.net/, a critique of Huxley's Brave New World, I find absolutely ridiculous.

But! That doesn't mean we can't learn something from these views. My initial rejection of this material actually made me check it out and post it. And also people arguing for techno utopia > techno distopia ;p hehe.

Martin MS said...

"My initial rejection of this material actually made me check it out and post it."
Thumbs up! You're really into dedroidification, it seems. But you shouldn't have pointed me to huxley.net - man, this stuff is so scary my day is spoiled (and it's not even 9:30 :-)

dedroidify said...

That's only cause you took it seriously ;)

Unspoil that day! Play some happy tunes ;p. This blog claims no responsibility for making or spoiling someone's day, that's their own ;)