[Exi-bay-chat] A Bay Area transhumanist get-together at 5PM, Sunday March 6th?

Eliezer S. Yudkowsky sentience at pobox.com
Tue Feb 22 20:13:43 UTC 2005

I am now mostly settled in to my new apartment in Santa Clara (I'm near 
the intersection of Lawrence and Homestead), and I would like to meet my 
fellow Bay Area transhumanists.  I also hear rumors that there are no 
frequent regular gatherings of Bay Area transhumanists.  Spike Jones and 
I have secretly conspired to launch a quarterly meeting of Bay Area 
transhumanists, which conspiracy I now throw open to the general public.

I've been to transhumanist gatherings held at restaurants and I've been 
to transhumanist gatherings held at houses, and the house gatherings 
were much nicer: people can walk around and talk to all others present, 
sit down for a few minutes and then get up, and there's no loud music 
playing as there often is at restaurants.  In restaurants I've usually 
been able to speak only to the four or five people seated nearest me.

Unfortunately I can't offer my own house, because I don't have a house, 
I have a small apartment, and I've no space (nor chairs, tables, etc.) 
for even a small transhumanist gathering.  Would anyone out there like 
to host this occasion?  It wouldn't imply offering to host every 
quarterly gathering (unless you want to); there's no reason the 
gathering shouldn't move around.  Similarly, potluck dinner (everyone 
brings an item they would want to eat) can substitute for any obligation 
to prepare food.  We'd just need space and chairs.

My current nominal bedtime is 9PM; I can probably stretch that an hour 
or two on any given night, so long as I don't do it twice in a row. 
What do you think of 5PM as a meeting time?

Eliezer S. Yudkowsky                          http://singinst.org/
Research Fellow, Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence

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