Re: What is to be done?

Robin Hanson (
Mon, 31 Mar 1997 12:41:29 -0800 (PST)

Kathryn Aegis wrote:
> My master's degree went into a crash-and-burn a few months ago when
> one of my degree committee members decided that a transhumanist
> emphasis was not something that he could support.

Hara Ra wrote:
> Perhaps we might begin thinking of the Extropy Institute as a vehicle
> for granting degrees in the areas of Extropian and TransHuman
> studies....

Thom Quinn writes:
>This is an excellent idea.

Transhuman studies? Kathryn was studing Sociology (I think), I'm
doing economics, other folks here are studying philosophy, computer
science and areospace engineering. I don't think all these people are
well advised to study in the same department under the same advisors.

You'd have better luck creating a list of sympathetic professors who
are interested and able to supervise students with transhuman interests.
This is how most minority academic communities work.

Robin D. Hanson