Re: ExI: Cognitive Extropians

Natasha V. Mor (
Tue, 14 Jan 1997 09:15:48 -0700 (MST)

At 09:22 PM 1/13/97 -0600, Eliezer wrote:

>>and *occasionally* you will run into an Extropian who wants to
>>improve their minds.

Well, what the hell have I been working on for so many years if not my mind
which is encapsulated in my brain!

>>The point being, oh James Rogers, oh Max More, that you two are, as I
>>said, the few Extropians who think about IA.

This assumption is inaccurate.

>>The rest are talking about
>>rockets, cryonics, nanotechnology, thinking faster (but not better), and
>>uploading... only to download into a physically omnipotent body and
>>explore the Universe.

This is in part accurate, but narrow in scope.

>>The Extropians as a group still retain that
>>old-fashioned worldview that says that the Universe is out there, that
>>we must go and subdue it, and that we do this with lightsails and Von
>>Neumann machines and the accouterments of physical power.

Where did you ever get this idea?