[ExI] "Wolfpack" (Transhumanist media intervention team)

Ben Zaiboc bbenzai at yahoo.com
Sat Apr 9 18:53:39 UTC 2011

Amon Zero <amon at doctrinezero.com> wrote:

> Over a year ago, it was pointed out on the ExtroBritannia
> (H+UK) list that a
> good way to influence public opinion (or at least perceived
> public opinion)
> in favour of transhumanism is to comment on online articles
> - particularly
> in major mainstream publications - and to follow up those
> comments where
> conversations are sparked. The idea is that it doesn't take
> many such
> comments for newspaper editors and the like to realise that
> there is an
> audience with and for pro-tech opinions, which subsequently
> seems to
> influence editorial decisions on which articles to print.
> Most importantly,
> in order to be effective such comments must be intelligent,
> friendly, and
> open-minded.
> Some of us on ExtroB briefly discussed the possibility of
> setting up an H+UK
> "media intervention team", pooling resources in order to
> make such
> interventions most effective. Anders Sandberg even
> suggested using the
> colourful name "Wolfpack" for the team.
> I do hope you'll consider making at least one
> comment in favour
> of transhumanism or technology on any media site, and using
> the Wolfpack
> resource in order to make your effort most effective. If
> you document your
> intervention - a simple cut'n'paste which takes a few
> seconds - then you
> will also be helping those who follow in your footsteps.

This sounds like a good way that those of us who aren't scientists, technologists or entrepreneurs, can actually do something that may make a difference, for a change.  I give it a thumbs up.

Ben Zaiboc


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