I’ve just joined this forum a few days ago and didn’t know what would be the best way of introducing myself to the community, so I decided to write this post.
My name João Luz and live in Lisbon (Portugal), same place where I was born. I’m 17 years old (I’ll be 18 in August) so I guess I’m probably the youngest guy arround here.
If everything goes according to planned I’ll start college in september, where I intend to study biochemistry. It’s important for me to get a scientific formation but what I really want to be is a science-fiction writer (which is going to be tuff since that genre of fiction practically doens’t exist in my country).
Having been a sci-fi fan all my life I quickly stumbled upon transhumanist themes, which I found inspiring and thought provoking. My interest in transhumanism ultimately lead me here.
I decided to join social future forum because I was looking for a space where I could discuss my ideas about the future of mankind with people who actually took them seriously. Most people just call me crazy everytime I start talking about stuff like cyborgs and life extension (I know those things aren’t real yet but they will probably be in the near future and no one seems to get that).
I read some of the discussions that you guys have been having and I fould them very interesting. I hope to contribute with some insights and ideas of my own from now on.