by Alexandre Maurer.
A number of radical techno-progressivists (not all) easily agree with the criticisms of “degrowthists” on the productivist and consumerist society: the belief in an infinite growth in a finite world is absurd and dangerous. The same is true of the obsession with speed and instantaneousness. On a collective perspective, the necessity to rush toward human enhancement is questionable (and questioned by transhumanists): precipitation often leads to the precipice!
Note: When I first posted this, I hadn’t heard about “transhumanism”and thought it an interesting “dialogue”. However, I’ve since discovered that it proposes a degree of tinkering with human genetics and development of “artificial intelligence” in ways that make me think of Nazi eugenics. I therefore don’t want any readers to think that in any way I am sympathetic to transhumanism. I am not.
See the Wikipedia entry on transhumanism at