Just about to head off to Falls Church, VA, to bring back the guitars and sundry from last Sunday’s house party.
One last thing, re: Buddhism v. Transhumanism: it seems accurate to say that science desires absoulutes, even when the only way forward is to indulge the theoretical. Buddhism, on the other hand, does not neccesarily require categorical definitives. Although it doesn’t deny the validity of scienttific discovery, Buddhism’s general cosmological orientation is based on the idea of "no fixed quality," which thereby undermines such demands for certainty. The nature of reality is apprehended subjectively, but Buddhist practice seeks to reframe said subjectivity in an infinitely vast field of possibility — spontaneously, and in the here and now. So I still intuit a subtle conflict between human enhancement and Buddhist tradition. But I certainly appreciate George Dvorsky’s perspective.
Never got to see No Country for Old Men, but Candleblog also raves. Maybe this weekend. . .
Thanks for playing.