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As far as I understand, anarcho-transhumanism would only exist if communism existed. So within this scenario being presented, yes.

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________deleted wrote (edited )

But those wouldn't be anarcho-transhumanists, they'd be capitalist-imperialists. A big reason to support anarcho-transhumanism is to provide a non-oppressive alternative to capitalist-imperialist-transhumanism.

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________deleted wrote

If a political theory doesn't evolve with the times, it will be left behind.

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watermelon OP wrote (edited )

Honestly, that sounds a lot like what would happen to people too poor to afford gene alteration.

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________deleted wrote

Then you should support communist / anarchist transhumanism so that everyone gets access to the technology.

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watermelon OP wrote

everyone gets access to the technology

That would only be possible in a world with unlimited resources.

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________deleted wrote

Communism and post-scarcity go hand in hand, so that's not really an issue. There's more than enough for everyone, but capitalists keep it restricted to only the wealthy.

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soylentbomb wrote

It doesn't already have a coherent model of interacting with the larger world, nor with the material conditions of our selves.

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________deleted wrote

I mean, I didn't decide what 'anarcho-transhumanism' is, it's been pre-defined as a communist, hierarchy-less ideology.

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Pop wrote

I think part of what's being questioned is whether the definition is even coherent in the first place

like how 'anarcho'-capitalism is also incoherent

since it's not clear that technology of this kind is compatible with anarchy

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________deleted wrote (edited )

You just disproved your own point. If us communists can own iphones under capitalism and still be communists, then anarcho-transhumanists can modify themselves under capitalist-transhumanism and still be anarcho-transhumanists. As long as you support the equal distribution of technology, then you still qualify as an anarcho-transhumanist. Capitalism giving you more than others because you were born middle class in the West doesn't change that.

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________deleted wrote

You're an anarchist in a non-anarchist society. So I guess you're not really an anarchist...

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