SOC/TECH: Greenstar <--- MUST SEE

Date: Sun Jun 25 2000 - 08:14:10 MDT

In a message dated 6/23/00 9:02:17 AM Central Daylight Time,

> And check out

This is an absolutely fantastic creation. Looking through the website (which
unfortunately masks internal links, or I'd provide them here), the hair on
the back of my neck stood up and I grinned from ear to ear in admiration for
the brilliant design work that had gone into the concept. Whoever designed
this thing deserves a Nobel prize. It's BRILLIANT! I urge everyone on the
list to take a look at this thing - it's awesome. (Do I sound like I was
impressed?) I'd especially be interested in comments from our engineers - is
this as good as we can do RIGHT NOW to get electricity, medicine and the net
(which means education and working around the tin-pot dictators and local
thugs who run most of the poorer part of the world) into villages in the
Third World? It sure looks like it to me. If this isn't extropian, I don't
know what is!

The one thing I couldn't figure out from the material at the site is how much
the darned thing COSTS. If this is as good as it looks, the developers of
this system ought to be able to sell as many of them as they can make. This
is the "Brain Seed" idea I've been spouting about for so long, built with
present-day tech. I wonder if we can get someone from this organization to
come talk at Extro5.

> The new Alchemists journals as well as a facinating library of
> appropriate tech books is at:

Another brilliant resource. I'm seriously jazzed. This is some awesome

Here's a suggestion: If the Greenstar system checks out to be as good as it
looks, maybe we could make it sort of an "official extropian charity". I'd
be very, very interested in such an initiative.

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