> > James Ganong wrote :
> > >Who first inspired &/or
> > >infected you with the transhumanist/extropian meme?
> SL1: Robert Heinlein, _Space Cadet_ (age 7?)
> SL2: Jerry Pournelle, _A Step Farther Out_ (age 9?)
> SL3: Ed Regis, _Great Mambo Chicken_ (age 11)
> SL4: Vernor Vinge, _True Names_ (age 15)
You are fortunate to have found such things at such an early age. When I was in the ninth grade, the Population Bomb was required reading. And it took me a long time to get deprogrammed.