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Old 03-14-2010, 01:57 PM
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Default Re: Science Saturday: What's Wrong With Transhumanism?

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What's trivial about the divorce of the means of exchange (currency) from physical tokens?
It's not that it's trivial. It's that it's old--as Old as the Knights Templar, at least.

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It's a completely different mode of doing business. Money is an abstraction in a way that was never really true before
Didn't Jesus Christ make this argument?

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Information and money are now treated as almost complete abstractions in the modern world, infinitely fungible resources. Everything from doing crossword puzzles to setting up global banking systems is different as a result.
No; they're not. They're not at all.

You know that Africa has virtually no Internet, right?
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