[ExI] Is the ExI email list slowly dying out? And if so, what can be done to reverse such an outcome?

Giulio Prisco giulio at gmail.com
Mon Oct 19 10:04:07 UTC 2020

On Mon, Oct 19, 2020 at 11:58 AM BillK via extropy-chat
<extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
> On Mon, 19 Oct 2020 at 10:28, Giulio Prisco via extropy-chat
> <extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
> >
> > The 90s were an optimistic decade, you felt in the air that good
> > things could happen and were about to happen. Space, bio/nanotech, the
> > then young internet, virtual reality, new political systems... Now we
> > live in a pessimistic and defeatist culture, and this shows here and
> > elsewhere. Recovering the optimistic outlook of the early Extropians
> > list is, I believe, what today's list (and world) need.
> >
> > Or perhaps it is just that we are all getting old and grumpy.
> > _______________________________________________
> I think we need to be careful how we treat new (younger) posters.
> It is very discouraging for them to be told - 'Oh we discussed all
> that twenty years ago'.  Older, grumpier members should try to go over
> old-hat subjects with newbies. You never know, these weird youngsters
> might come up with some ideas we didn't think of.  :)

VERY good point, thanks Bill.

So, younger posters, what old-hat subjects would you like to discuss?

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