On Enhancements…

Transhumanism is on the rise whether society agrees or not. Quite frankly, transhumanism has been around for a long time. Any alteration or advancement not of natural means is a display of humankind going above and beyond nature. However, if human beings create something then the act of creating was natural. The issues can be confusing, but the point is that change is happening.

Human beings hold the power to better their own lives. Humans do not need to pray to a supernatural force because humans can do it on their own, in reality. New people are created all the time – by other people, it’s called reproduction. Everyone in the animal kingdom is doing it, not a grand talent. Divine intervention need not apply.

Humans have wishes and technology attempts to fulfill them. Which enhancement would you allow for personally?

The Towne: Mysterious Island

True, Rui resided at in the Towne a relatively short while, but he would like to believe that an uncharted island would not escape his attention. Despite Alice’s progress and continued advancement with genetic properties, surely she did not possess the power to create new territories en masse, to include monuments, an unknown homonid race, and ancient foliage. Yet these are the claims she made while leisurely enjoying a frozen yogurt.

“No, silly,” she said between licks, “They’ve always been there, of course. You just can’t see them for some reason – I think you refuse to acknowledge them actually. I think this is all a game you’ve offered me, and you think it is cute to pretend you don’t understand. Well, ha! I figured you out, so you can lay off.” She rolled over on her stomach, discarding the yogurt, as her clothes were gently removed by unseen hands. Rui caught his breath as he saw Alice tumble through the motions – a dainty foot extended while the sock was peeled off. She laughed and smiled, unaware that anything was odd of this undressing.

She did it all with her mind. Telekinetic movements beheld grace, yet Alice acted like nothing was amiss. She lay before Rui on the green grass, smiling and beckoning him to her. Rui’s mind recoiled, but his physicalities overpowered reason, and he melted into her embrace.

He dared on question first, to ease his inquisitive mind, “Is that where the others have gone? Is the island calling them?”

“But of course they are there,” Alice said between kisses, “wherever else would they go? If you had a map to paradise, don’t pretend you’d stay in the desert. This is why you must let me go. let me go even if you refuse to come!”