Re: UberMemes ( was:FYI:w00f: UFO hidi..)

Steve Edwards (
Sun, 30 Mar 1997 18:38:47 -0600

Gregory Huston writes:

>Even the "trans" in transhuman, refering to transcendental, is teaming
>with contradicting religous and political connotations.

I think the "trans" refers to transition, as in "human in transition to
post-human status."
>On an aside, I thought of a derogatory term for perversions of extropian
>memes which do not clearly require dynamic optimism: extropiates. An
>example extropiate might be: "technology will make everything better",
>or "technology will improve existence". Unqualified memes like that can
>lead to passive waiting for technology to save us...

As in, technology is the extropiate of masses!"

Steve Edwards,,