>I find it really bizarre that some are sounding sorry that we are "losing
>our edge". Would they prefer that these ideas remain forever ignored? Or
>should we now restrict ourselves only to the most far-out speculations? I
>think we should celebrate where we are, and work on accelerating acceptance
>of these technologies and improving understanding of them, while continuing
>to look further ahead than anyone else.
Continuing to look further ahead than anyone else means keeping our edge, right?
What we saw five years ago has of necessity lost its edge. Now we have new
visions, and gladly relinquish older visions to the care of an increasingly
techno-savvy general public. Today's extropian enemies become tomorrow's public
enemies, because extropy works. The edgiest extropian transhumanists reinvent
themselves ever more rapidly. Extropian acceleration looks dull to anyone
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