Re: the meme war

From: Anders Sandberg (
Date: Thu Jul 19 2001 - 11:05:12 MDT

On Wed, Jul 18, 2001 at 09:35:01PM -0700, Spike Jones wrote:
> Extropianism and transhumanism have no snappy little phrases
> to counterbalance the kinds of examples given above. Do we?

Here are some from my archives (several quotes from this list; look at for sources):

Don't try to be rich, try to be God.
Mediocrity is not an option!
Anatomy is destiny--but anatomy is malleable.
To Infinity... and Beyond!
I have never grown up, but I will never stop growing.
We are surrounded by insurmountable opportunities
Today is the yesterday you worried about tomorrow.
The world will turn strange, soon
Hurry up and evolve!
Apathy is a dominant gene. Mutate.
Transformation and Freedom
Information is free. The only question is: are you?
Evolution is a radiation, not a ladder.
Adapt! Evolve! Transcend!
My life doesn't need sex and violence. It has plot.
The Universe is now!
You live and learn. Or you don't live long.
I don't give soundbites. I give whole meals.
Faith is good, but skepticism is better
Don't break the Law...fix it.
God; He's my role model! When I grow up I wanna be just like him!
We are as gods, so we might as well be good at it
The sum of human knowledge sounds nice. But I want more
Live fast, live free, live forever
Isn't life a hundred times too short to be boring?
The longer I live, the more beautiful life becomes
When you stop getting better, you stop being good
Diversity?  If I was any more "diverse" I wouldn't be the same species.
Be a vector, not a barcode!
DNA to others as you would have them DNA to you.
Redraw your MAP2
Axe your axons.
We have nothing to lose but our limitations.
De profundis -- ad astra -- in aeternum.
I don't believe in a no-win scenario.
Reality -- where the action is.
The universe has no obligation to be reassuring.
Still homo sapiens? You need to upgrade.
Does it really make so much difference if our children are made of
        silicon and steel?
I'd rather be a cyborg than a goddess
As man is, god once was. As god is, man may become.
Cum Scientia Defendumus
Luddites, go home! Just Say No to the Stone Age!
To err is human ... do you want to err forever?
Forward Ever Backwards Never
Being human just isn't enough fun.
Transhumanism: What could be more human?
Driving in the Faust Lane
Challenge Chimp Thinking
Just Say "Know!
What have you become today?
The universe is delicious!

Anders Sandberg                                      Towards Ascension!                  
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