RE: META: New horizons for the Extropians list

Billy Brown (
Thu, 17 Jun 1999 22:50:17 -0500 wrote:
> In a message dated 6/16/99 23:17:16, wrote:
> >You could help with the above idea by suggesting possible ontologies for
> >the set of focused lists. This is not a simple matter. Should there be a
> >single list for all discussions of technologies, or divide this into
> >AI, computer tech, biotech, etc. (but drawing those distinctions will
> >sometimes be difficult). Aside from technology/technologies, there might
> >a list on alernative social and economic systems, one on philosophical
> >issues, or several that divide these into sub-topics.
> I like the idea of splitting the lists, but I think you probably shouldn't
> oversplit. "Technology" and "Social/economic systems" are good groupings
> but subgroups might not get enough posts to be viable. Good lists need
> enough material that there's always some discussion going or people
> forget about it and post elsewhere. I think list posts work like
> advertising for a list.

I agree. Based on the areas of interest that people seem to have, and the volume of posts on various topics, I'd suggest the following breakdown:

1) Technology
2) Society (economics, social/political systems, etc)
3) Philosophy/religion
4) Everything else (psychology, art, personal relations, etc.)

Billy Brown, MCSE+I