Sunday, 26 October 2008
Extropia in Second Life, Transhumanism
Transhumanism is a movement pre-dating SL or the Internet that looks to great promise in technologies ability to provide a space beyond the human. They look to a future when we are ehanced by technology to be more than human. Its center is extropia which as you would suspect is ultra futuristic.
Extropia is an example of how a movement or group can come in from outside SL effectively. It already had a wide base of users with broadband access and were already on the interent. There was some logical reason for the transhumanist movement to be in Second Life. Members of that community are familiar with the Sci Fi myths that structure Second Life. And they all have things to say to each other.
Oh also a lot of them are good with technology.
While say Coke is mostly drunk by people without access to the Internet globally, has no connection with Second Life at all, and its "fans" really have nothing to say to each other.
Rober1236 Jua the Cyber Trekker of Second Life