[ExI] How many transhumanist

Adrian Tymes atymes at gmail.com
Sun Feb 19 21:17:05 UTC 2012


2012/2/19 spike <spike66 at att.net>:
> Think about this for a minute before you dismiss the notion: the way we
> increase our numbers is by increasing our exposure, and the surest way to do
> that is not to make our ideas more appealing, but rather to make them less
> so.  We make the ideas threatening to a particular segment who already has a
> following, such as some widely known and perhaps widely disliked religion,
> then have them criticize transhumanism.  We increase numbers by becoming
> controversial, not by becoming appealing.  The transhumanists out there who
> have never heard of us will come, regardless of appeal.
>
> Hollyweird discovered this a long time ago.  It was once believed that
> negative publicity is better than no publicity.  Now,negative publicity is
> better than positive publicity.

Actually, what you describe here is positive publicity.  Hatred that
turns out to
be baseless, or based in the not-popularly-defensible beliefs of a group, does
not say anything bad about the group those words were intended to defame.



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