Exnihiloest wrote:Immortality is part of a whole obvious and implicit context (maintaining civilization and its technological level, no asteroid that would destroy the earth before we can afford to leave it ... etc etc).
What François Roddier explains (very well, moreover) is that our society is always turning towards more and more, and that this trend can only lead us towards rapid collapse.
is part of this logic: unable to solve the great ills of our society, technicians are quick to transform us rather than looking for the very sources of the problem .... all this is very Faustian
We are unhappy, and, as a response to our unhappiness we seek more trouble ...
François Roddier tells us that genes condition us entirely. But one of the ways of transhumanism is living things without genes. It's a bit of a nerd to try to invalidate a choice in the name of constraints that will no longer apply when the choice is operational.
This argument is totally false ...
Genes obey the laws of chemistry and thermodynamics.
Whatever the forms of life, biological or not, (including robotics), the determinisms in action will be the same.
The principles of thermodynamics apply very well to the business and technology world, it is inadmissible to think that a cyborg company will escape it, in fact it will be exactly the opposite.
"Man is not master of his destiny. He only has the illusion of it." he adds. What a discovery!
Before criticizing, it would be good that you take a serious look at the work of François Roddier
The apparent banality of these quotes actually hides a deep truth ... moreover the entire political and citizen class is persuaded to take real choices, this remark is therefore not at all inappropriate.
Hold a little exercise
, since you seem so certain to know the subject:
Can explain to me the underlying reasons for the rise of fascism in view of the laws of physics?
"Engineering is sometimes about knowing when to stop" Charles De Gaulle.