“But wait – what is Dark Extropianism anyway, m1k3y?”
Short version: clone Ray Kurzweil, feed this clone only LSD-laced Soylent for a year. Initiate this clone into a secret eternal mystic order – which totally isn’t an asteroid death cult – then sit him on a mountain top with a stack of cyberpunk novels, spy craft manuals, esoteric texts, crackly recordings of Terence McKenna lectures, high resolution astrobiology conference videos, legitimately acquired ecological academic papers, printouts of rewilding pamphlets, de-extinction manifestos and a never-ending background soundtrack of witch haus and dark ambient musics. Behind him the whole time sits a resurrected Mammoth. And the whole thing is rendered in that western anime Korra/Ang universe style. How’s that for a scatter map to project onto?
Jennifer Goine’s over the top and loving it DeExtinction speech in the 12 Monkeys finale.
“One more thing; the Dodo. Silly thing, couldn’t fly. Too fat. Flapped its wings futilely, into extinction!
My father created Markridge as a place to defy the order of things, to ignore the rules. To laugh at Mother Nature and spit in the face of Father Time.
Beginning today, Markridge will start repairing the damage that men like my father have done to this world. Through genetic manipulation we will give new birth to what man has so arrogantly made extinct. The lease is up. Time to give the world back to its rightful owners. The animals! The lions and tigers and bears… the furry faced caretakers…[inaudible]
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THIS YEAR THE DODO, NEXT YEAR THE UNICORN!”
The Neanderthal Pride ep Taking a look at the nature and complexity of human evolution: past, present and future. WORKS MENTIONED: X-Men: First Class, X-Men 2 Crux by Ramez Naam [sequel to Nexus] newuniversal Brookings Report The Tomorrow People American Horror Story: Coven LINKS: http://mobile.nytimes.com/2014/08/17/magazine/should-you-fear-the-pizzly-bear.html [HYBRIDIZATION] http://www.livescience.com/46636-how-tibetans-survive-high-altitude.html [DENISOVAN DNA] http://www.nature.com/news/neanderthals-bone-technique-redrafts-prehistory-1.15739 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neanderthal_genome_project http://io9.com/google-wants-to-create-a-map-of-the-perfectly-healthy-h-1610873338 Interview with George […]Read more "Transmission #1 of the Cosmic Anthropology Broadcast System: The Neanderthal Pride Ep"