On participatory syntegralists and kennilinguists

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The following excerpt is from an interview with Sloterdijk called “Man and machine will fuse into one being.”  It is interesting on the distinction between kennilinguists and participatory syntegralists:

“The concept of ‘anthropotechnics’ thus refers to the entire autopoiesis, or self-creation, of ‘mankind’ in its many thousands of cultural specializations. It is empirical, pluralistic and egalitarian from the ground up — in the sense that all individuals, as heirs to the memory of mankind, are free to surpass themselves.

“Ray Kurzweil’s idea of ‘singularity,’ by contrast, contains futuristic, monistic and elitist elements. Although ‘singularity,’ according to its logical and rhetorical design, is meant to integrate mankind as a whole, it is evident that it could only encompass a tiny group of exceptional transhuman individuals.”

” class=”description xj_comment_editor xg_user_generated” id=”desc_5301756Comment66124″>The following excerpt is from an interview with Sloterdijk called “Man and machine will fuse into one being.” I posted it in the Transcendence thread discussing the movie by that name. It is interesting on the above noted distinction (syntegral and kennilingus), issues addressed in the film.

“The concept of ‘anthropotechnics’ thus refers to the entire autopoiesis, or self-creation, of ‘mankind’ in its many thousands of cultural specializations. It is empirical, pluralistic and egalitarian from the ground up — in the sense that all individuals, as heirs to the memory of mankind, are free to surpass themselves.

“Ray Kurzweil’s idea of ‘singularity,’ by contrast, contains futuristic, monistic and elitist elements. Although ‘singularity,’ according to its logical and rhetorical design, is meant to integrate mankind as a whole, it is evident that it could only encompass a tiny group of exceptional transhuman individuals.”

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Also known as theurj. I've contributed some essays to Integral World and co-founded Open Integral blog, now defunct. I continue to participate in Integral Postmetaphysical Spirituality forum.
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