"Anarcho-transhumanism is an adaptation of anarchist ideals (anti-hierarchy, anti-repression, anti-restriction) to the tenets of the Transhumanist movement in cultural, intellectual and political spheres."
that could easily be describing anarcho-capitalism by simply changing a few words:
Anarcho-capitalism is an adaptation of anarchist ideals (anti-hierarchy, anti-repression, anti-restriction) to the tenets of the capitalist ideology in cultural, intellectual, economic and political spheres.
it is clear that all people will not willingly adopt technology, especially at that level. just as all people will not willingly give up technology. the problem, as i see it, is the "all people" aspect.
mass society kind of requires a one-size-fits-all approach, and that is a major issue in my mind (maybe the biggest one). in a world with only smaller (human-scale?) bands/tribes/packs of human social organization, if one tribe wants to have all that high-tech shit, i say go for it. as long as whatever they do does not impact my tribe, i care not. but of course, realistically, such technology cannot be created without impacting huge swaths of life well outside their immediate living-space.
i say the same to the @-caps; if your tribe wants to be capitalist, go for it - just know that as soon as you impact my tribe (through resource extraction, accumulation of necessities, etc), there will be consequences.
sorry to bring @-caps into this thread, but i see these two isms as similar in some very real ways. and several folks i have met that identify as transhumanist also identify as anarcho-capitalists. it seems there is a similar attraction that the two have, for (particularly younger) folks in the high-tech world. that says something, and i think it is significant, but i can't quite put my finger on exactly what it is.