Better Than Human

The Transhumanist Transition to a Technological Future

It started with what Richard Dawkins refers to as “stable things.” Before organic life arose on earth, this marvelous universe was nothing more than an interstellar light show. Stars, planets, and moons spun through the galaxy totally devoid of conscious intent, intelligence, or motive. You know the drill: no U2 concerts, no moody ex-girlfriends, no surprises.

Then a fascinating twist of fate altered the course of pre-history. Somewhere on earth, the right stable things swirled together to ignite something totally new. Boom! Splash! Emergence. Life arose and introduced the faintest twinkle of action to an elegant and predictable abyss. Time, for the first time, mattered. Our story gained some...

 
This article originally appeared in Salvo, Issue #1, Fall 2006 Copyright © 2020 Salvo | www.salvomag.com https://salvomag.com/article/salvo1/better-than-human

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