By Timothy Leary
Publish 12 months note: First released November 1st 2008
Death is more and more at the schedule for child boomers relocating ever toward it. Timothy Leary brings a few startlingly clean principles to this subject. essentially, he claims, we've been brainwashed by means of our associations — executive, geared up faith, the healthcare — to just accept demise as an inevitable finish. Leary argues in its place that loss of life is misunderstood, that we don't have to die, and that there are "commonsense alternatives."
His concept rests at the transhumanist procedure that claims humans are evolving into non secular machines — beings which are half human and half laptop and finally won't die because the time period is often understood. Being geared up with computing device elements like bionic knees is a part of this approach. And as we evolve during the cybernetic age, he says, we are going to achieve new knowledge that broadens our definition of non-public immortality and gene-pool survival — the "postbiologic alternative of the knowledge species."
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