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Quote from: Blue Jam on November 19, 2023, 08:22:24 PMWould it be fair to say Bez from Happy Mondays is more of a posthumanist than a transhumanist?Would certainly fit more with his misunderstanding of The Culture.
Quote from: phantom_power on November 20, 2023, 04:06:45 PMI mean Musk is on record about agreeing with longtermism so I don't think you can argue it isn't a defining part of him, what with SpaceX and his frequent interviews where he says "fuck earth" and also his love and misunderstanding of The Culture books. Longtermism is sort of an extension or corollary to trans or posthumanism
Quote from: Famous Mortimer on November 20, 2023, 04:11:32 PMI can argue it's not a defining part of him. He's just the same as every other billionaire who has to pretend to be anything other than a money-obsessed psychopath.
Quote from: phantom_power on November 20, 2023, 04:28:45 PMI think it colours a lot of what he does. His obsession with colonising Mars. His frequent comments that the biggest threat to humanity being the falling birth rate. Lots of other things beside point to him having far more interest in future humans than he does in current ones. I think it is fairly common in Silicon Valley and I agree it is partly to distract or explain his need for money and power but I do think there is part of it that is genuine. He does see himself as a saviour of humanity. He just doesn't want anyone else to do it, even if they could do it better
Quote from: Alberon on November 20, 2023, 05:31:29 PMI can't help noticing he's still not ridden a Dragon capsule to space yet. Let other people take the risks.Branson, for all his faults, was up in his pretend space plane as soon as he could.
Quote from: phantom_power on November 20, 2023, 04:06:45 PMI mean Musk is on record about agreeing with longtermism
Quote from: touchingcloth on November 20, 2023, 03:00:42 PMYou know you talk from chip, man, you sound like a transhuman.
Quote from: Ferris on November 20, 2023, 11:00:22 PMI thought transhumans were on his enemies list. It's so hard to keep up with this nutter.
QuoteIn a profanity-laced outburst, Elon Musk has slammed advertisers that have left X, warning they will kill the social media platform.At an event in New York, he accused companies that have joined an ad boycott of the site formerly known as Twitter of trying to blackmail him."Go [expletive] yourself," the billionaire said in an interview.Some firms have paused advertising on X amid concerns over antisemitism, including a post from Mr Musk himself.The Tesla and SpaceX boss apologised on Wednesday for that post, saying it might be the "dumbest" thing he has ever shared online.But it was his response to a question about an advertising boycott by companies including Disney, Apple and Comcast that caused a stir at the gathering of leaders from the worlds of business, politics and culture."I don't want them to advertise," Mr Musk said at the New York Times' DealBook Summit."If someone is going to blackmail me with advertising or money go [expletive] yourself.Go. [Expletive]. Yourself. Is that clear? Hey Bob, if you're in the audience, that's how I feel."He was apparently referring to Disney CEO Bob Iger, who spoke at the summit earlier in the day.
Quote from: Sonny_Jim on November 30, 2023, 07:30:50 AMQuite incredible how he's tanked his public image in what, oooh I want to say a year? Basically ever since he bought Twitter. I reckon he needs to lay off the ketamine a bit.
QuoteAnother X user, @breakingbaht, replied to this post: "Okay. Jewish communities have been pushing the exact kind of dialectical hatred against whites that they claim to want people to stop using against them. I'm deeply disinterested in giving the tiniest shit now about western Jewish populations coming to the disturbing realization that those hordes of minorities that support flooding their country don't exactly like them too much. You want truth said to your face, there it is."
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