[extropy-chat] ExtroBritannia's September event - Simon Young: Transhumanism – a new religion?
jay.dugger at gmail.com
Sat Sep 2 01:37:06 UTC 2006
Donating used copies of >H books to your local library is a great
idea. It not only exercises charity, but more importantly--it works.
Had the library where I grew up not had books such as The High
Frontier, Computer Lib/Dream Machines, GEB, and others, I probably
never would have ended up where or who I am today.
I also suggest uploading the videos to Internet Archive, Blip.tv, and YouTube.
On 9/1/06, Robert Bradbury <robert.bradbury at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 9/1/06, estropico <estropico at gmail.com> wrote:
> > [snip] ... re: Simon Young talk ... Saturday the 30th of September 2006
> > at 2pm, Conway Hall (Artists' Room) in Holborn, London. The event is free
> > and everyone is welcome.
> I would plead for this to be videotaped and made available on the net -- we
> have enough people that could serve as Bittorrent hosts that distribution of
> this should not be difficult. 
> I was doing research in the Science Library at Harvard yesterday and was
> completely floored to find a copy of "Designer Evolution" (published in
> 2006!) with Forewords by de Grey and Freitas sitting right next to the books
> on stem cell therapies (RB 155.Y685).
> Now the question I'm puzzling about is *who* donated, or suggested to the
> management the purchase of, this book? Even the largest academic library in
> the world doesn't have *every* book -- particularly recent publications.
> As a side note, if you have a community or school you feel warmly towards,
> you might consider buying used TH books from Amazon and donating them to
> those institutions. A big piece of the problem regarding distributing "the
> word" may simply be that people don't have access to the body of knowledge.
> 1. For those unfamiliar with Bittorrent it is Peer-2-Peer (P2P) software
> which allows shared distribution of files with minimal negative impacts on
> ones personal computer (in terms of CPU or network bandwidth).
Sometimes the delete key serves best.
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