[ExI] LA Times: Drugs to build up that mental muscle

spike spike66 at att.net
Wed Dec 26 21:22:11 UTC 2007

> bounces at lists.extropy.org] On Behalf Of PJ Manney
> ...  We haven't banned cosmetic surgery or personal communications
> technologies, just because some people can afford them and other's
> can't.  Does the argument for inequality exist in those areas?  Of
> course.  We did ban steroids, but for different reasons than fear of
> inequality -- they're dangerous.  ... PJ

PJ, have you noticed those who take the greatest interest in cosmetic
surgery are those who are already beautiful?  The most advanced
communications tech is used by those who already communicated effectively,
and steroids are mostly used by the already buff.  Perhaps society will
accept that cognitive enhancers should be explored by the already smart.


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