[ExI] don't let your guard down, not for a minute...

Damien Broderick thespike at satx.rr.com
Sat Sep 11 00:09:13 UTC 2010

On 9/10/2010 6:13 PM, giovanni santostasi wrote:

> I agree that on the book communism is a far superior social organization
> than capitalism. Capitalism has exploitation as a key element by design.

The traditional political/ideological coloring of this list has been 
libertarian capitalist (aside from a few soft-boiled communitarian 
anarchists like me, and clever contrarians like Jeff Davis). It's 
remarkable, therefore, to see so many of the newcomers--or at least 
posters using unfamiliar names--taking positions like this. Did the word 
flash around the Worker's Socialist League, or whatever, that the 
transhumanist extropes were open for, um, penetration?

And it's truly bizarrely funny to find Samantha Atkins being lectured on 
the Singularity by someone who seems, on the ebullient adolescent 
evidence, to be a smart 20 year old who's also just stumbled in to 
spread the exciting news to those of us who've heard it all before. (If 
Sing. Utope is really a retired professor of engineering, my mistake and 
apologies--no offense intended in any case, merely wondering and 
boggling gently.)

Damien Broderick
[just an innocent bystander & observer]

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