[ExI] Golden Age
ben at zaiboc.net
Mon Aug 9 10:57:16 UTC 2021
On 08/08/2021 23:08, Darin Sunley wrote:
> What happened is we won. The most bizarre, normie-freaking
> future-shocking far-out speculations that were the meat and potatoes
> of this list flowed outwards and became the water western civilization
> is currently swimming in.
The 'Golden Age' of transhumanist/futurist thought in the UK used to be
the days when it was 'six guys in a pub' (one of them was Aubrey de
Grey), talking about stuff that most people would, (and many did),
dismiss as science-fiction. Now there are thousands, if not hundreds of
thousands, of people of all ages, interested and talking about this
stuff, who realise it's not fiction at all. There are dozens of student
transhumanist societies here, and these ideas are spreading out like
ripples into wider society. The six guys have gone their separate ways
now, and the Penderell's Oak on High Holborn is no longer Transhumanist
That's a good thing. It's progress.
So I don't think we should be bemoaning the fact that the Ex-Chat list
isn't one of the very few places that extropians/transhumanists hang out
anymore, we should be celebrating it.
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