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 rules to this subject. essentially, he claims, we've been brainwashed by means of our associations — govt, equipped faith, the healthcare — to just accept dying as an inevitable finish. Leary argues as a substitute that loss of life is misunderstood, that we don't have to die, and that there are "commonsense alternatives."
His thought rests at the transhumanist procedure that claims people are evolving into non secular machines — beings which are half human and half computing device and at last won't die because the time period is often understood. Being equipped with desktop elements like bionic knees is a part of this method. And as we evolve in the course of the cybernetic age, he says, we are going to achieve new knowledge that broadens our definition of private immortality and gene-pool survival — the "postbiologic choice of the data species."
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