[extropy-chat] Recipe for Destruction

Dirk Bruere dirk.bruere at gmail.com
Wed Oct 19 02:14:07 UTC 2005

On 10/19/05, Joel Peter William Pitt <joel.pitt at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 10/19/05, Dirk Bruere <dirk.bruere at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > Fine - you mindlink with a whole load of Moslem and Xian fundies, plus a
> > few Leon Kass' and you think something good will come out of the mix because
> > your oh-so-rational Transhumanist meme will triumph? You're the one living
> > in a fantasy land if you believe that.
> Hey, we *are* transhumanists. Most people think we are living in a fantasy
> land :P
> The only thing mass indicriminate mind-mind link will achieve is stupidity
> > and self delusion on a scale as yet unseen.
> >
> I'm curious why?
> Is this just a hunch or do you have some psychological reasoning behind
> this?

Why do you think that one genius linking with ten morons will result in
anything better than eleven slightly less dumb morons acting in concert? Why
should rationality win if it's a minority sport?

You think better decisions can be made by 100m people all voting on an

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