[ExI] NYT: The Technocracy Boom

Giulio Prisco giulio at gmail.com
Thu Jul 22 06:47:58 UTC 2010

In Hugo de Garis book, Cosmists escape to a space colony aptly named
Cosmosia to be left in peace. I suspect someday we will have to do so.

Max, institutions make decisions to self-perpetuate and help their
nomenklaturas stealing even more money from the rest of us. Their are
not interested in doing the right things, and rational thinking is not
going to change things much.

On Thu, Jul 22, 2010 at 12:42 AM,  <max at maxmore.com> wrote:
> Reading that piece, and even more the replies to it (especially those
> selected by the editors) really makes me despair. The "technoprogressives"
> like to make fun of those who want to leave this planet and its problematic
> accumulated institutions behind, but this piece makes me want to join their
> ranks. I continue to be amazed at people saying that we need even more
> government and more complex regulation because markets have failed. They
> really believe that US health care and financial institutions were
> unregulated.
> I feel sick.
> Achieving radical life extension must remain the top priority. After that,
> I'm more inclined to think that developing cheaper space colonization tech
> should be number 2. (Escaping into cyberspace is much cheaper, but
> controlling forces can easily seize the computers on which you run your
> freer societies.)
> Since I lack the skills to do much about those priorities (other than to
> communicate their urgency to others), I will focus on another priority (in
> some ways surely the real #1 priority): devising ways to get institutions
> and individuals to make make better decisions.
> Max
> Quoting John Grigg <possiblepaths2050 at gmail.com>:
>> David Brooks in the NYT: The Technocracy Boom...
>> http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/20/opinion/20brooks.html
>> John
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