[ExI] don't let your guard down, not for a minute...
darren shawn greer
dgreer_68 at hotmail.com
Sat Sep 11 12:53:00 UTC 2010
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.
I made that mistake when I first got here not too long ago too (though I'm regrettably no longer 20.) Until Damien pointed out that the "nerd rapture" comment that I found so witty was as old as Moses. And therefore, I reasoned, so might some of these "new" ideas that I was trying to synthesize and regurgitate faster than my little neurons could carry me. So I decided to shut up for awhile and do-not-pass-go-and-proceed-directly-to Vernor-Vinge. I read all the posts. But the next time I wade in (besides this brief confession) I'll be armed to the teeth.
"It is nothing more than a moral prejudice that truth is worth more than semblance"
Frederick Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil
> Date: Fri, 10 Sep 2010 19:09:13 -0500
> From: thespike at satx.rr.com
> To: extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org
> Subject: Re: [ExI] don't let your guard down, not for a minute...
> 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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> extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org
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