Posted: August 6, 2017 at 5:00 pm
The Transtopian Principles
General goal: infinite existence under the best possible conditions Primary means: reason, science, and technology Motivation: enlightened self-interest
Intro Transtopianism is a memetic complex, a collection of mutually supporting (and partially overlapping) concepts, lifestyles, worldviews, and philosophies. Though none of its separate components, grouped together in 12 Principles, are particularly new or unique, the combination is. Transtopianism is a typical example of the whole being greater than the sum of its parts; its rational enlightenment spontaneously emerges from a collection of useful but individually limited memes, just like human consciousness spontaneously emerges from a collection of sophisticated yet individually limited brain cells.
Central to Transtopianism is the view that we should seek to void all limits on our freedom, including those imposed by the laws of nature a concept known as arch-anarchy [T.O. Morrow, 1990]. This state of absolute personal freedom is to be achieved by rational means like science and technology, not by wishful thinking or superstition. Transtopianism may include some speculative, or even what one might call religious or spiritual elements, but these are all placed within a solid framework of common sense, where they belong. Transtopianism is designed to be the ultimate rational rebellion against anything and everything that stands in the way of personal growth and empowerment. Unlike most supposedly similarly-oriented philosophies (LaVeyan Satanism, Objectivism, and Nihilism, for example), it recognizes that in order to realize this ideal we must leave the flesh and most of its evolved habits behind. We must evolve beyond them by literally becoming one with our technologies, guided by our rational desire to become like our finest imaginary gods: eternal, omniscient, omnipotent. That is the true significance of gods; they are the embodiment of mans deepest aspirations and desires, which, until recently, were doomed to remain just that. Fortunately, the times they are a-changing
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Originally posted here:
Transtopia: The Philosophy of Immortality and Godhood