Re: Ancestral Extropians?

Michael S. Lorrey (
Mon, 21 Jun 1999 11:02:55 -0400

James Ganong wrote:

> 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?

My List:
Benjamin Franklin
Leonardo Da Vinci
Robert Heinlein
Ayn Rand
Vernor Vinge
Gibson's "Neuromancer"

>From that point, I stumbled across Romana Machado's website (while doing an Alta
Vista search on 'Rome' in 1994), thence to Ander's website, and I subscribed to the >H list for a few years until the Exi list opened back up to the public.


Michael S. Lorrey
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