- Technology will lead to extremely good outcomes (technophile)
- Technology will lead to extremely bad outcomes (technophobe)
- Technology will lead to outcomes that are on the whole neutral (technonormal?)
- Technology will lead to extreme outcomes, either good or bad (technovolatile?)
People tend to assume transhumanists are type 1, when many are in fact type 4. This is one of transhumanism’s major PR problems. On a one-dimensional scale of like/dislike, type 4 won’t even register.
(And yes, strictly speaking, 4 is just a mix of 1 and 2, and the other possible mixes should be options also.)