Re: Eurocracy (was Re: Immortality and Resources)

E. Shaun Russell (
Sat, 8 Feb 1997 19:37:32 -0800 (PST)

On 09/02/97, Max M. Rasmussen wrote:

>BTW i dont think that the spaceprogram is very important right now. It
>really ought to wait some decades before the technolgy is more refined.
>There's a huge conscience-implosion going on right now with most of the
>world focusing on the internet, multimedia, comunication, simulators, cad
>etc. All of wich will probably lead to some kind of singularity. So
>sometimes later we probably can fly to space in small private spacecrafts
>powerered with Drexler-like diamond engines. why not wait and let the
>explosion happen then?

Because it might not happen. Although I agree with your post in
spirit, it still has tones of singularity-based reliance (which in my
opinion is of the same calibre as a deus-based reliance.) While I agree
that there *is* a huge world-focus upon computers and global-village
communication, I still think that there should be attempts at maximizing our
[society's] current potential in all the other areas...including space
travel. Nothing beats a sure thing, and the only way to make things sure is
to *kineticize* and maximize their potential.

Ingredi Externus!

-E. Shaun Russell

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