My wife knows at least two things about the Christmas presents she will receive in the morning: first, she will receive a firewire; and second, she does not want a firewire. Well, she doesn't really know what a firewire is, yet. It began as a new word in the subject line of an email that she saw over my shoulder. It became something to ask her friends about. Currently, it is perhaps a cable for a bigger computer monitor, or maybe something that would enable her to share recorded video on multiple televisions ... but not something she really wants.
On 29 November, author and lawyer Wesley J. Smith posted an article criticizing Transhumanism as follows: (1) Transhumanism is incorrect in its position that modern humans have become fundamentally different from their ancestors. (2) Transhumanism is arrogantly presumptuous in its position that one should impose her will on others.