[ExI] "The Progressive Apocalypse and Other Futurismic Delights"
thespike at satx.rr.com
Mon Jul 23 20:04:38 UTC 2007
At 03:46 PM 7/18/2007 -0500, I url'd:
A very strange comment has been posted by one "Alan":
July 20, 2007 11:01:00 PM,
Excellent article, and more of them ought to be done-- assuming the
unintended consequence is not to draw impressionables to futurology.
Since i was friends with FM 2030, a cryonically suspended
futurist/transhumanist let this be said: first his good points:
intelligent; kind; patient (for his age, 69 at the time of
suspension-- rather early for a transhumanist one might say) and all
the rest. Two of FM's negative aspects: 1) optimistic to the point of
smarminess; he argued too much, and too naively, for a cooperatively
in-tune futurist. Natasha Vita More excused this as coming from an
older man (shall we in PC-talk say an age challenged transhumanist)
but you can be 100 percent certain he was always that way, even as a
child, you don't get at all far up the food chain by being too
civilized, not if you're male. His positive outweighed his negative,
but what negatives he had! Enough to turn you into a Luddite.
My real message here to you younger people is: PLEASE do not be naive
as it not only wastes your time-- which unlike wealth you cannot get
back-- but can even shorten your life by bringing you to grief. Put
this message in your mental hard drive and do not lose it. Don't ever
become a futurist, instead invest in knick-knacks or crochet doilies
while watching Andy Griffith or I Love Lucy.
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