[extropy-chat] Sigh!... fi

Damien Sullivan phoenix at ugcs.caltech.edu
Wed Oct 5 00:03:51 UTC 2005

On Mon, Oct 03, 2005 at 04:56:00PM -0700, Jef Allbright wrote:
>    I saw the movie last night, and while I found it very entertaining,
>    mainly due to its frequent comedy, my take-home thought was what a
>    subtle and effective job it did of planting the anti-improvement
>    meme.  The message was pervasive, but would slip in under the
>    conscious radar of most viewers.

I didn't pick up such a meme at all.

A meme against forcibly making *other* people "better", yeah.

Note the villain is the idealistic gummint.

On the flip side River is an extraordinary partial success.  Also a result of
forcible (and painful) improvement, and flawed, but one which suggests

Of course, one is attempted moral improvement, and the other is enhanced

-xx- Damien X-) 

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