Re: extropian booth at a state fair

From: Michael M. Butler (
Date: Sun Feb 18 2001 - 01:50:52 MST

Hey, the county fair where I grew up had "city/farm of the future"
dioramas and scale models with tiny cars that actually ran around
superhighways. Future stuff belongs at fairs, you betcha. Just try not
to frighten the horses. So to speak.

Also might be profitable to study how the laRouchies and such operate
and do the best possible job of *not* coming off like them. I'm dead
serious here. Hmm. Not a very extro expression. I'm all the way live
serious here.

> Not to mention the fact that many people will not sit for a dry
> lecture and need to be shown that the future can be fun.
> (end)
> The artistic skills of people like Natasha could really make for an eye-catching booth. We would need several of our best people to in a friendly and yet very intelligent way represent our beliefs. It will be very possible that they will be running into well-meaning or not so well-meaning people who can debate our views rather well. Yes, bright and educated folks do attend state fairs! lol
> Somehow I conceive of this booth as being something like a recruitment table set up by a college fraternity. We would be looking for proto-extropians who would join up if they only knew about us. Teenagers and college students would be a demographic we should definitely target if this idea is actually carried out.
> best wishes,
> John
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