Re: Extropy through federal funding...

From: Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (
Date: Mon Jan 29 2001 - 20:21:55 MST

Adrian Tymes wrote:
> Michael Lorrey wrote:
> >
> > Now that Pres. Bush has announced his 'faith based' charity initiative,
> > is anyone interested in applying for block grants to teach
> > entrepreneurship, positive thinking, high tech skills, and genetic
> > engineering based health care to underpriviledged people?
> This definitely sounds like something we could fund the ExI with.
> Though I think part of the question should be, "who has experience
> writing grant proposals"?

I shouldn't have to be the one pointing this out... but perhaps ExI might
lose more in membership than it would gain in funding?

Why take the risk of accepting government funding until all private
foundation grantmaking programs have been tried and exhausted?

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Eliezer S. Yudkowsky
Research Fellow, Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence

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