[ExI] Meanwhile in China

Keith Henson hkeithhenson at gmail.com
Tue Aug 10 20:18:16 UTC 2010

On Tue, Aug 10, 2010 at 10:42 AM,  John Grigg
<possiblepaths2050 at gmail.com> wrote:

> It frightens me to think that a nation with little or no respect for
> civil liberties (even of their own people), is going to probably be
> the greatest economic and military power on the planet within several
> decades!

I am unimpressed with the US's treatment of its citizens.  For
example, a Federal Court decision this week (or last) gives
"religions" (i.e., whatever calls itself a religion) the ability to
evade laws on human trafficking (i.e., slavery or intolerable working

Be that as it may, I think Extropians and related groups will abandon
country centric, perhaps even culture centric, attitudes.  If we don't
get to the singularity relatively soon, say by the mid 2040s, then
much of the effort that goes into doing it will be from China simply
because that's where most the scientific progress will be made


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