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chaos wrote

In all fairness, in a capitalist world, there is no way that transhumanism can not be misused to create further divisions between haves and have nots.


Defasher OP wrote

That's my whole point. Why pretend that transhumanism is going to be used for good, when it's obviously only going to be available to the wealthy?


kaiakerno wrote

That's our whole point. To make sure that once these technologies are available, we implement affordable mass-production of them as soon as possible, for all to enjoy.


Chomskyist wrote (edited )

Exactly. We can even automate the processes to create the technology, from mining to factory production to delivery :) no humans ever need to labor again.


ziq_postcivver wrote

You're going to send your robots to Africa to mine their land to make your tech upgrades?

That sounds like a disaster waiting to happen.


kaiakerno wrote

Well, we are right now mining their land to make our current tech upgrades: a new iPhone -- or three -- every year. You'd expect people to be at least a little bit more reluctant to undergo surgery often than to buy a new brick. From an ecological perspective I am not educated enough, but my general impression was that we don't need to urgently stop mining. We need to do it cleaner, and eventually mine from space. Mining is a contribution to the climate change, but not the biggest one. Please correct me if I'm wrong.

An anarchist quasi-state (in the meaning that it is a significant piece of land not under control by another state, sufficiently organized to build complex production lines) could mine from its own land, if it has the necessary resources. If that is not feasible, I don't think there's a reason why an anarchist community cannot trade with others, even with corporations, i.e., we could buy resources.

And if provider of resources is also an anarcho-communist community with compatible values, we could, hypothetically, propose to ally or merge with them, share the resources and produce some of the technology there, and some here, benefiting everyone, including them.