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It can be considered a manifestation of the [[neo-reactionary movement]], rejecting democracy and inclusivity.
 
It can be considered a manifestation of the [[neo-reactionary movement]], rejecting democracy and inclusivity.
  
When in 2010, [[Rachael Haywire]] and Jason Schoenecker wrote about "A Transhuman Separatist Manifesto",<ref>[https://web.archive.org/web/20110202103153/http://hplusmagazine.com/2010/12/09/transhuman-separatist-manifestotop-5-reasons-transhumanist-militia/ A Transhuman Separatist Manifesto/Top 5 Reasons for a Transhumanist Militia ]</ref> it provoked reactions of both interest in the future of relationships between enhanced and non-enhanced individuals,<ref>[http://hplusmagazine.com/2010/12/30/crown-ground-against-transhuman-militance/ Crown on the Ground: Against Transhuman Militance]</ref> as well being described as 'a threat to [[H+]]' from various positions within [[Humanity+]] who rejected such an idea.<ref>[http://hplusmagazine.com/2011/03/08/is-transhuman-militance-a-threat-to-h/ Is Transhuman Militance a Threat to H+?]</ref>
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When in 2010, [[Rachel Haywire]] and Jason Schoenecker wrote about "A Transhuman Separatist Manifesto",<ref>[https://web.archive.org/web/20110202103153/http://hplusmagazine.com/2010/12/09/transhuman-separatist-manifestotop-5-reasons-transhumanist-militia/ A Transhuman Separatist Manifesto/Top 5 Reasons for a Transhumanist Militia ]</ref> it provoked reactions of both interest in the future of relationships between enhanced and non-enhanced individuals,<ref>[http://hplusmagazine.com/2010/12/30/crown-ground-against-transhuman-militance/ Crown on the Ground: Against Transhuman Militance]</ref> as well being described as 'a threat to [[H+]]' from various positions within [[Humanity+]] who rejected such an idea.<ref>[http://hplusmagazine.com/2011/03/08/is-transhuman-militance-a-threat-to-h/ Is Transhuman Militance a Threat to H+?]</ref>
  
 
In later years, the concept of a separatist 'start up society' has been compared to more civilised ISIS, with scepticism directed towards ideas of libertarian sovereign compounds.<ref>[http://ieet.org/index.php/IEET/more/evans20160210 Against Transhuman Separatism: Breakaway Cultures Become Broken Cultures]</ref>
 
In later years, the concept of a separatist 'start up society' has been compared to more civilised ISIS, with scepticism directed towards ideas of libertarian sovereign compounds.<ref>[http://ieet.org/index.php/IEET/more/evans20160210 Against Transhuman Separatism: Breakaway Cultures Become Broken Cultures]</ref>

Latest revision as of 14:37, 27 October 2018

Transhumanist separatism is a fringe idea within the transhumanist political spectrum, advocating that transhumanists should form separate societies from mainstream society.

It can be considered a manifestation of the neo-reactionary movement, rejecting democracy and inclusivity.

When in 2010, Rachel Haywire and Jason Schoenecker wrote about "A Transhuman Separatist Manifesto",[1] it provoked reactions of both interest in the future of relationships between enhanced and non-enhanced individuals,[2] as well being described as 'a threat to H+' from various positions within Humanity+ who rejected such an idea.[3]

In later years, the concept of a separatist 'start up society' has been compared to more civilised ISIS, with scepticism directed towards ideas of libertarian sovereign compounds.[4]

As a metaphor for inequality

It is a popular idea that unequal access to new technologies will lead to a de facto split between those with and without access to the latest technologies, either in a oligarchic sense, or through state-sanctioned inequality.[5]

In fiction

In the X-Men franchise, conflicts between the Magneto's separatist Brotherhood of Mutants and Professor X's more inclusive approach set the backdrop of a number of conflicts in their fictional universe.

Inhumans in the Agents of Shield franchise often express separatist tendencies.

Zoltan Istvan's The Transhumanist Wager features an independent transhumanist state.

BioShock features a separatist underground state which allows radical genetic augmentations.

References