Defasher

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Defasher wrote

the campaign should definitely not focus on Raddle.

I think you meant reddit?

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Defasher wrote (edited )

If you do, you should focus on the software behind the site rather than this specific instance of it. He loves "free market" capitalism.

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Defasher wrote (edited )

I have the same critique of anarcho-communism as I so with AT. Individualist anarchism isn't utopian, however. I exist in anarchy right now.

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Defasher wrote

70 years nothing, it's obvious copyright is now infinite - no way will Disney ever let that mouse go into the public domain.

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Defasher wrote

Try not to assume for a second that the technology used for augmentation will always need to be pollutant/hazardous to the environment.

But then I'd be basing my arguments on pure speculation - as long as energy negative technology doesn't exist, and as long as resources need to be extracted to create transhumanist technology, isn't it just purely theoretical and therefore not practical or useful to the world we exist in?

not trying to accomplish any change to how society works. We just want to develop technology to improve our own functions, as long as it doesn't harm the ecosystem.

This is new. So antranshumanists won't upgrade their bodies if the upgrades can't be created without harming the ecosystem? That changes things. But it also means you're not going to be able to uprade yourselves any time soon, while capitalist transhumanists won't wait.

Does that also take into consideration the advantages over other members of the ecosystem you'll have by giving yourself new functions?

Example if you have 4 hands robot hands in addition to your flesh hands and I just have the flesh hands, won't I become obsolete and not be able to compete with you?

not united in any way. In fact, there's no point in considering transhumanists a different group or segment. There's no fight. No struggle here. Nothing that affects others necessarily.

I'd be more willing to accept that if I didn't keep getting attacked by antranshumanists for being anticiv, and even accused of being transphobic and genocidal for no reason other than my opposition to civilization.

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Okay, one more question. If the only way to counter fascist transhumanism is for people to be anarcho-transhumanists, doesn't that mean everyone is forced to upgrade their bodies or else risk being seen / treated as an inferior race?

If the rich stop being the only immortal cyborgs, and allow anarcho-transhumanists to all become immortal cyborgs too, but I decide to remain a mere mortal, doesn't that put me at a serious disadvantage?

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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?

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Defasher wrote

Then why attach anarcho- to it if it's not meant to be political?

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Defasher wrote

How will you overthrow the fascist transhumanist overlords when they have immortality / superpowers / giant robot bodies and you don't?

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How do you face climate change by increasing the factors that cause climate change tenfold?

And what's the point of humanity 'surviving' as brains in jars or whatever if the rest of the planet is destroyed?

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Haha, this actually happens way too often if you hang around tankies. "Everyone in the world isn't an anarchist, so that means anarchism hasn't ever worked". Completely oblivious, smh.

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Defasher wrote

You have any experience selling printing services or zines online?

Createspace has pretty much taken over the self published book market, but there might be a market for zines and posters.

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I'm down with this if you need writers, but I don't know anything about printing.

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Defasher wrote

They should just take away his UN membership badge and whistle.

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Defasher wrote

A monthly radical magazine that's sold by subscription and delivered as either a computer file or print internationally?

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Defasher wrote

I'm a vegetarian but I'd be vegan if I didn't rely on found food so much.