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Transhumanist Nick Bostrom wrote this letter from the perspective of a potential future self.

Bostrom argues that nothing in the laws of nature indicate that posthuman forms and utopian society are impossible. The trick, he says, is to get from here to there without "burning our wings."

"I am concerned that the pursuit of utopia could bring out the worst in you. Please take my message in the right spirit. Many a moth has been incinerated in pursuit of a brighter future. Seek the light! But approach with care, and change course if you smell your wingtips burning. Light is for seeing, not dying."
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» http://www.sentientdevelopments.com/2006/01/bo...
» http://www.nickbostrom.com/utopia.html
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