March 31, 2008

Technotolerance test

Schuman SculptureTest Your Techno Tolerance at Sage Crossroads (found via IEET) is a small quiz to see whether you are a transhumanist or luddite. One of the nice ideas is to separate questions for the embrace of "hard" technology and biotech, enabling a bit more finegrained distinction between Shapers and Mechanists. It reminds me a lot of the "worlds smallest political quiz".

In reality, most people (69.3%) seem to be transhumanists (yay for bio and tech!) - likely due to a very skewed sample on the net so far and perhaps asymmetry between yes and no answers. This is followed by 19% technoprogressives (pro biotech). 9.5% bioconservative (no to biotech) and 1.7% bio-luddite (no to everything). This result seems to suggest that views on biotech and hard tech are tightly connected - few people think that biotech is good but hard tech is bad, or vice versa. Not terribly surprising, but a good thing to check.

Posted by Anders3 at March 31, 2008 04:02 PM