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The Ultimate Escape: The Bizarre Libertarian Plan of Uploading Brains into Robots to Escape Society

Led by Futurist Roy Kurzweil, "Transhumanism," promotes the adoption of technologies that will eventually help “humans transcend biology."

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“Yes, I wish to clone myself and raise the baby as my son,” he confessed earlier this year. “I want to experience the sublime bond I'm sure we'd share. I'm confident that he'd be delighted, too, because I would love to be raised by me.”

What kid doesn’t dream of being created as his father’s own vanity project? That beats owning a pony any day.

But seriously, is living forever really worth it if it means you get stuck on the same computer chip as Caplan and his robo-clone kids? No one wants to die, but the thought of living forever among narcissistic libertarian cyborgs makes death’s cold embrace seem more like a squishy hug from the Easter Bunny.

Brad Reed is a writer living in Boston. His work has previously appeared in the American Prospect Online, and he blogs frequently at Sadly, No! .

 
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