[ExI] Bury me with my cell-phone?

giovanni santost santostasigio at yahoo.com
Tue Dec 23 18:49:24 UTC 2008

What this tells us about the current myths on death and the afterlife ?
Maybe people should be uploaded via cell-phone...

--- On Tue, 12/23/08, Dagon Gmail <dagonweb at gmail.com> wrote:

From: Dagon Gmail <dagonweb at gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [ExI] Obama Transition Team Examining Space Solar Power
To: "ExI chat list" <extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org>
Date: Tuesday, December 23, 2008, 5:38 AM

The only positive thing is that such people will probably be first
against the wall in a real breakdown.

I want nobody against a wall, period, but I think we should keep a close eye on
these people, as a society and through our governments. These people have means
and motive for mischief and I don't trust people with these ideas, as surely as I wouldn't
trust those leather-booted angry young men singing, throwing leaflets and cursing at the
bolsjewiks at those neurenberg beer halls. 

I know a girl, love her to death and always will, who says blank faced the world is being
raped by human expansion, industry and technological progress - and that the world
would be better off it 95% of humanity died, one way or another. My clarifying that this
would in itself probably finish of the world, or describing the misery people would suffer
in the process, or that we have alternatives - doesn't make any impression. Worse,
while she still considers me a very intimate friend, she now considers technological 
progress and wrong and even IF it provided an alternative, still wrong, because. 

I think this is a class of people who have started confusing being excluded at some
levels by a stratified system, are starting to hate the world instead of the forces that
cause stratification and disparity. I think she somehow senses she isn't fully benefiting
from modern society and hence she misattributes this failure to technology itself. 

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