The name of this blog is indeed “Pop” Transhumanism, is it not, implying I’m supposed to know something about popular culture? To my shame, there are epic gaps in my monstrous compendium of entertainment knowledge. I’m taking steps to correct some of those. Namely: BattleStar Galactica and its prequel series Caprica; Star Trek: The Next Generation; Transmetropolitan; Y: The Last Man; Bostrom and Savulescu’s Human Enhancement; Lanier’s You Are Not A Gadget; some Thomas Sowell, L. Frank Baum, and I’ll probably pick up Mass Effect 1 & 2.
Additionally, Red Dwarf and Ghost in the Shell are getting a second going through.
Stuff on deck includes Stephenson’s Diamond Age, Brin’s “Uplift Series,” are in my reading cue, and my netflix cue contains Metropolis, THX:1138, The Lawnmower Man, and Machine Girl. I have a stack of JET and Bioethics articles I’m burning through, I’m reading back issues of the godforsaken disaster that is The New Atlantic, and am going to be tackling Nozick’s Anarchy, State, and Utopia as soon as possible.
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You will develop a strong opinion about something you find here. I want to hear it. Philosophy is a conversation.
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