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Yearly Archives: 2009

Remote Brains

Also, I have just posted a new animation here. Cheers,

Ian Hislop

Thank you.

Postman Pat

If gender goes, is family next in line?

Family seems pretty cool I guess. Is it really that cool and should we keep it if we get rid of gender? Well, I don’t want that f*%#&ing (flipping) state taking care of our kids. After all, taxes are our money!┬áNah, but seriously is family worth the effort. A robot can love you better than […]

Terminator Salvation

The most striking element of this film is paranoia. It is identical to the race paranoia of Enoch Powell and it means the first robots will be enslaved, humiliated and abused. However, many people have made the point that it is humans who have committed atrocities and that the machines are innocent. This mentality is […]

The humiliation of shitting

Do you watch you shit? Does it make yourself sick? Don’t you hate your flesh? And wish to be rid of it?

Transhumanism; a euphemism for eugenics

In the last five years there emerged a rather crass and quite transparent euphemism for creationism. Intelligent design didn’t fool anyone and simply highlighted its perpetretrators as devious as well as asinine. Is the same true of ‘transhumanism’. The word eugenics is so irrevocably associated with nazi germany that it is easy to see why […]

Was Nietzsche a transhumanist?

Alright. Come on, lets settle this once and for all. I think I am qualified to make this judgement since I have now read the wikipedia pages on both Nietzsche and transhumanism! Basically, probably not. I think he meant something quite different by the ubermensche. I don’t know what since wikipedia didn’t say. Settled.

The abolition of sex

This is my big idea. This is what I’m going on about ALL THE TIME. If you have ever met me you will have heard me go on and on about this. ‘Literally shut up. Shut your mouth. Please.’ is what they say. Basically, I believe that as soon as it is technologically feasible. Sex […]

Manifesto

This blog will be largely concerned with transhumanism, the beautiful possibility and the pathetic reality. As well as the dispicable possibility and the ‘thank god Raph Shirley doesn’t have any real power’ reality. If you are worried about me becoming an overlord then don’t. Seriously, I am sitting in my boxer shorts eating a donut. […]

Right, this is it.

This is for real now. The real deal. BLOGGING! I have nothing to say. yet…

A Portrait of a Provincial Nobody

    Words and pictures from Raph Shirley, in humorous weblog form.

    Infecting the internet like so many glimmering tentacles
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    He is a fictional character.

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