Re MEME: First contact with Extropian Memes

Brian D Williams (
Mon, 28 Jun 1999 09:08:16 -0700 (PDT)


>Arthur Clarke (most important personal impact, ages 11-14)
>- Clarke has to be at the top of my list, if for no other reason
>that 2001: A Space Odyssey. There's a passage in the book --
>which I read and which completely blew me away when it was first
>published -- that is as clear and poetic a description of
>technotranscendance and total automorphism as one can
>find anywhere. Anders has posted my quotation of this passage and
>some comments on it at:

"And because, in all the galaxy, they had found nothing more precious than Mind, they encouraged its dawning everywhere."

"The Experiment" is possibly the most beautiful thing ever written, I choke-up everytime I read it.....

I vote the above quote to be the extropian motto....

Great list Greg.......

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