Question from Wired magazine

Alex Heard (
Tue, 22 Jun 1999 23:05:51 -0700

Greetings, Extropians, this is Alex Heard ... I'm an editor at Wired magazine. We're planning an issue on futurism for later this year. The basic idea is to look at various future-y things we all want but don't have yet -- life extension, citizens-in-space, better computers, personal flying machines, teleporting, head transplants* -- and unapologetically ask: Why don't we have them and when the heck are we getting them?

We're trying to combine a sense of fun with serious reporting about these topics. If you have a chance, please email me here or at to discuss things you'd like to see in the issue, suggest ideas, sources, other people we should talk to, etc. Our hope is not to redo the same old ideas, but come up with things that will seem fresh and interesting to people like you, who think about these issues more intelligently than most people.

I look forward to hearing from you ...

Sin cerely,

Alex Heard

*Well ... maybe.