Re: imaging the world

From: Spike Jones (
Date: Sun Mar 05 2000 - 22:23:44 MST

> Spike Jones wrote,
> >Hey I wrote this, I think Ill use it as my tagline:
> >*************************************************
> >If humanity manages to defeat tyranny and superstition, unlimited
> >technological achievement is as inevitable as the sunrise.
> >
> J. R. Molloy wrote:
> What if "unlimited technological achievement" correlates to an instantiation of
> tyranny and superstition? You see, humanity (part of it anyway) might perceive
> "unlimited technological achievement" as a form of tyranny, superstition, or
> both.

Well, those people are just BAD LUCK! And since *I*
am more technologically than they, I issue this command:
off with their heads!

{8^D kidding bygones. {oops, thats an example of Robert's gauche.}

Seriously, all of our extropian dreams, all of our fond hopes
for indefinite life extension, pretty much everything we now
live for depends upon the very difficult task of lifting the masses
of humanity out of superstition and tyranny, a morass from
which extrication sometimes seems nearly impossible. But
somehow we must manage it, otherwise the masses will likely
prevent our dreams from becoming reality. I guess this is dynamic
optimism, to believe that humanity *will* emerge from darkness.

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