Sunday, August 28, 2016
The monstrous dream of turning all life into artificial life
Many transhumanists think that homo sapiens will be replaced by artificial life. They are talking about the death of life. There has got to be some catch here, maybe they don't want their own death, they want to stop their competitors, then they can realize their Nerd dream of controlling artificial life and the world!
But life and the evolution of life won't go down that easily. We will develop artificial life but it will be as an aid to the evolution of life and an aid to our own evolution, and not merely the designing of cyborgs and artificial “life.” In other words, life itself instinctively probably won't allow the monstrous dream of turning all life into artificial life.