[extropy-chat] BOOK: Gerald Feinberg's "The Prometheus Project"
ben at goertzel.org
Mon Jan 29 00:29:24 UTC 2007
I read that book in the mid-70's and really enjoyed it (I was maybe
10 at the time...)
I don't think it has much to add to the futurist discussion at this
As I recall, he articulated a set of possible scenarios for the
future (including a Luddite/spiritualist scenario, and a techno-
Singularitarian type scenario, and a couple others), and suggested
that to decide between them we should educate the whole world
regarding all the options and put the matter toward a vote.
A sort of "educated collective volition", one might say...
-- Ben G
On Jan 28, 2007, at 7:05 PM, Jay Dugger wrote:
> 18:02 Sunday, 28 January 2007
> Hello all:
> Anyone read this? I found it at a used book store in Winnipeg,
> Manitoba. It looks like an early (1968) proto-transhumanist book
> calling for foresight on the behalf of increasing human technological
> If not, I'll (eventually) read it and see. It might make another good
> data point for Anders's graphing project on transhumanist thinkers.
> Jay Dugger
> Sometimes the delete key serves best.
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