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  1. Sep 2018
    1. Perpetual progress is a strong statement of the transhumanist commitment to seek “more intelligence, wisdom, and effectiveness, an open-ended lifespan, and the removal of political, cultural, biological, and psychological limits to continuing development. Perpetually overcoming constraints on our progress and possibilities as individuals, as organizations, and as a species. Growing in healthy directions without bound.”

      What stands out to me here is the efforts to which they went in defining the "constraints" on their pursuit of perpetual progress; specifically, they describe these constraints as "...political, cultural, biological, and psychological limits....". While I had earlier viewed religion as transhumanism's biggest constraint, this description makes me pause - the 'constraints' currently being referred to, such as our divisive political system, deeply embedded cultural practices, psychological issues stemming from society, and our ever-fragile health all now seem to be worthy nemeses to the transhumanist commitment.