Transhumanism

What the poets have taught us about the future is that the spaceships there will all be called “Ship,” and each one will have something quite a bit like a personality but nothing like a soul. Ship will care about you in only the most prophylactic sense of that word. You will not make the sentimental mistake of calling Ship a mother ship; or a nursery ship; or home. Ship will speak to you using precisely the same measure of ironic politeness with which a junior high school principle uses to maintain distance between themselves and former students met...

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