Don’t have much time, so I’m going to cheap out and send you to somebody else’s thoughts. I find the post linked below most interesting. It’s over at h+ Magazine which “covers technological, scientific, and cultural trends that are changing — and will change — human beings in fundamental ways.”
This particular entry is called “Ghost in the Shell: Why Our Brains Will Never Live in the Matrix”. It’s an interesting read with a lot of info, but I find this statement particularly funny:
“And it came to me in a flash that many transhumanists are uncomfortable with biology and would rather bypass it altogether for two reasons, each exemplified by these sentences. The first is that biological systems are squishy — they exude blood, sweat and tears, which are deemed proper only for women and weaklings.”
Here’s another good one: “But as is typical in Hollywood science (an oxymoron, but we’ll let it stand)…”
Read the whole thing. The comments are interesting too, even if long-winded.