Now Im getting death threats for my posts. As you may recall a little while back i got some trolly shut-the-fùck up emails from someone who had identified my real life identity. Im still bewildered as to why they just dont debate my ideas on the forum. How they found out my personal details is still mystery - they posted to an email address with no affiliation with bescape.
They seem to object to my idea of evolving from a human to a Godlike superbeing. an idea i only half seriously believe - but consider it the logical extrapolation of tech progress.
I have a friend who is a police officer - she says that neither i or the police should take such threats seriously.
So whoever it is - and I have come to suspect it may be a lurker rather than a poster to bescape - keyboard warriors do not bother me - do your worst - im not going to stop posting my ideas. Grow up you sad virgin idiot. Come and get me!
Re: Now Im getting death threats for my posts. I still think it is someone who hates our forum--some old KAI poster that had a grudge against one of us. Our actual members all love having you here. We need the diversity. I wish Tombstone would post more often.
Re: Now Im getting death threats for my posts. The trick of it is, on politics, the Libs can dish it out, but cannot take it. This is why no diversity, and arguing facts, and sorting which facts are significant?
The death threat thing is possible in this way-
Yes, somebody hating this wee forum.
Yes to viewing Falken as the weakest link.
(aren't you ashamed of yourself for dealing with these Orange monsters?!!)
The police friend seems accurate, because if they had any cajones, they'd have stepped up aggression if they wuz serious.
Meanwhile- Here is something from the deep past. It's England.
Re: Now Im getting death threats for my posts. Spud, I don't quite get the meaning of your post. Maybe that the shots are coming from the Left? Anyway, I can't believe the number of street urchins. Why aren't they in school and is there no birth control? Maybe explains the dearth of old people in the scenes.
And Falken, have you thought maybe that you've been receiving death-threats from the Left? Perhaps you should consider the side with the heavy intellectual armaments, not cheap shots?
Re: Now Im getting death threats for my posts. All those young boys grew up, fought in wars, had jobs, ran businesses, raised children, saw grandchildren, retired, grew old, and were dead an buried at least 20 years ago.
Re: Now Im getting death threats for my posts. Spiko-all true which kind of makes me want to see 1917.
RedQ, I stumbled across it on da Tube and because Falken is from the Atlantic, I just wanted a perspective, being a futurist forum, to look at where we have all been. Falken or Exy could give us a clue on what the 'lads' are doing in 1902? School may not have been compulsory or, whatever. If we time-traveled back there, we'd see the world as smoky, dirty, sooty, and yes shitty from horse droppings.
So, its a way of measuring ourselves and how hard it was to make progress. We have a lot more people working on big things and may real get traction in the next few years.
Re: Now Im getting death threats for my posts. To be clear, there appears to be no political motivation for these threats. They specifically have told me to "shut the !@#$ up" about humanity becoming a collective groupmind "god". So maybe some religious type seems to take offence to that? Though weirdly the first email they sent seemed to suggest that they agreed with the idea and i was somehow jepodising it from happening by talking openly about it.
To whoever it is, you're presumably reading this, just join the debate here.
Re: Now Im getting death threats for my posts. >They specifically have told me to "shut the !@#$ up" about humanity becoming a collective groupmind "god"<
You know, something kind of similar happened to me years ago. I first started writing as a guest blogger on ‘Gwyn’s Home’, which was the blog of a famous Second Life resident known as Gwyneth Llewelyn (famous as far as second lifers go, that is). My guest-blog was called ‘Mind Child’s Musings’ and it focused on what virtual worlds like Second Life might be like in the future, what with robotics, artificial intelligences, brain-machine interfaces and so on. Mostly I wrote about how avatars might become ‘mind children’ who we would upload our memories into so they could live on after we died.
Anyway, my writings attracted the attention of somebody who went by the name of ‘Netantwerp’, who really had a go at me for promoting what he thought of as dangerous ideas. He even went as far as trying to spark a hate campaign against me on twitter. I honestly don’t know if this is the same person bothering the Prof but his post did remind me of this idiot.
Re: Now Im getting death threats for my posts. Maybe just some English schmuck showing how he will punish the "dangerous" Transhumanists. Usually, from Team UK, its anti-religious fanatics, meaning specifically, anti-Christian, which I tend to jump in and mouth-off against these Corbyn-worshippers.
So, you two have offended Jesus, or you're plotting to take over the world, according to this idiot? Weakening the faith, eh? His faith of course! There was a novel from Brown, about a transhumanist billionaire, wanting to save the world by reducing world population ala, Paul Ehrlich, The Population Bomb.... :-[ meh!