>Date: Sat, 28 Apr 2001 20:44:27 -0400
>From: "Ben Goertzel" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Subject: RE: Maximizing results of efforts Re: Mainstreaming
>As for my article in FAZ, I would say that the attitude YOU are displaying
>in this e-mail exchange, my friend, is pretty close to the attitude I was
>writing about in that article.
Ben, can you provide a link to this article? I'm not familiar with it, and
it would assist in following this discussion.
Not sure if it's written in Russian, but perhaps it isn't, or there's a
With respect to this debate, I'd favour the "two pronged"
approach; Working towards Singularity/Transcendence and at the same time
getting involved/driving more immediate/local efforts, even if those
efforts seem unrelated. Reminds me of the debates I've seen elsewhere
regarding "image improvement". I guess any group considering itself as
"outside" the mainstream asks itself these questions sooner or later.
"If you can't take a little bloody nose, maybe you ought to go back home and
crawl under your bed. It's not safe out here. It's wondrous, with treasures
to satiate desires both subtle and gross. But it's not for the timid."
-Q, Star Trek:TNG episode 'Q Who'
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