[ExI] Off for now

Adrian Tymes atymes at gmail.com
Tue Nov 15 19:34:45 UTC 2016

On Nov 15, 2016 11:21 AM, "Anders" <anders at aleph.se> wrote:
> On 2016-11-12 02:12, William Flynn Wallace wrote:
>> Is this the group that used to discuss transhumanism, libertarianism,
>> Just burned out, are you?  It seems that side issues are taking over the
chats. Politics can certain be related to the issues above, but we are not
doing that, are we?  If we are it's too subtle for me.
> Exactly. There are important and interesting things happening in AI, life
extension, nanotechnology, space, transhumanist philosophy and cognitive
science right now. However, they have no place here, since this is clearly
a place for yelling about political scenarios. Not unimportant, but it
presumably means we should take the extropianism somewhere else.
> I will be at EAGxOxford. See you.

Spike: we are now losing members because the political talk went past the
election, and there is now no end in sight.

I request an immediate, complete ban on discussion of the US political
system and the upcoming executive branch save where they directly impact
transhumanist topics.  (Talking about support for space tech, sure.
Talking about whether there will be a 2020 election, and especially about
what the political parties should have done to avoid Clinton vs. Trump,
tempban.  Even speculating about the odds of Trump launching nuclear war is
off-limits, since that quickly bleeds into "...and here's how to get Trump
out of office/...and you're morons if you supported Trump".)

No ifs, ands, or buts.  No excuses.  Stop it now, man.
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