Ancestral Extropians?

James Ganong (
Fri, 18 Jun 1999 03:41:58 -0700 (PDT)

OK, we've gone over Nietzche as a possible memetic ancestor; who else might qualify? Who first inspired &/or
infected you with the transhumanist/extropian meme?

In my case, in no particular order:

Bucky Fuller
Robert Heinlein
Timothy Leary
Robert Anton Wilson
(*fictional characters count)

I actually discovered all of the above at about the same time (that was a very good year).

The point of this (yes, there is one :) ) is to see if we can find the common thread & maybe use it as a template for new vectors to spread our memes; how did they get *us*? Can we duplicate the effect?