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Transhumanism

Lagniappe

Lagniappe

Abigail frowned at the plethora of strange choices on offer at Conrad’s Beanery. This was an unfamiliar corner of the world, with a sophisticated culture that that could also be a little flamboyant or even pretentious at times.

Her Sidekick noticed the tension of decision fatigue in her biopatterns, and made a pre-selection for her, with a 3-2-1 countdown before confirming. 

Halcyon Mongongo Mélange? Ok.” Abigail trusted her Sidekick to know the optimal choice given her mood, gut biota, nutritional needs, dietary wishes, and openness to new experiences.


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Hotwired Destiny

Hotwired Destiny

From a universal perspective, life itself is merely an information set that happens to possesses a degree of agency. We are self-propelled gatherers and processors of data, flung forward by time's arrow and a trillion iterations. 

For eons this was the status quo; the gene was the most robust means of storing, processing, and propagating information. It was the development of the neo-cortex that enabled a shift to new forms of information, such as Dawkins' meme. Meme's are much less robust in geological terms, but vastly more rapid in their ability to shift and iterate, and influence entire populations - even the ecosystem itself.


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