Variant Part Two
نوع متفاوت بشر بخش دوم
In 2011, discussing Ray Kurzweil's vision of Singularity, it was argued why a new human variant is needed in order to achieve the ideals of freedom and economic justice (1).
The reality is that humans being biological will be limited by Darwinian survival of the fittest. Darwin himself was a liberal and the most liberal Social Democratic governments of Western Europe, or the leftist Communist states of Eastern Bloc at the time of Soviet Era, were not able to escape this predicament of human biological foundation (2). Also in 1989, discussing economic scarcity, when reviewing "Theory of Uniqueness Value" (3), Daniel Bell in a letter noted that the issue was also known to Karl Marx who thought it would go away with abundance (4).
Already the rudimentary increase of the average human life span is creating a lot more problems than solutions for human societies when a developed country like the US is afraid of running out of Social Security money and European nations are making huge cuts to their social welfare. It is true that we need to see how self-awareness will evolve once we advance beyond our current biological existence (5), but this should not be a cause to remain biological. Biological progress is extremely slow for present epochal changes (6). The alternative is for humans to evolve nonbiologically.
Hoping for a democratic and secular futurist republic in Iran,
Sam Ghandchi, Editor/Publisher
August 16, 2016
1. New Human Variant is Needed
نوع متفاوت بشر مورد نياز است
2. Marxism and Futurism
مارکسيسم و آينده نگری
3. A Theory of Uniqueness Value
یک تئوری ارزش ویژه
4. Daniel Bell's Letter to Sam Ghandchi dated September 5, 1989
5. Understanding Self-consciousness: Differentiating Humans from other Sentient Beings
گفتگویی با ری کورزویل در مورد خودآگاهی
6. Kurzweil was Right again
بازهم حق با کرزوایل بود
New Variant to Meet Human Needs-An Electronic Book
واریانت جدید برای تأمین نیازهای بشر- کتاب الکترونیک