Just thought I'd mention, for those who have never been, Egan's website is like one big Extropian playground...
Damien Broderick wrote:
> No, no, no. Au contraire. Egan says: look, use your brains, understand the
> world, and grasp that there is no *external* meaning. There isn't even any
> reliable internal standpoint. Deal with it.
> That isn't hopelessness, properly regarded. It's a `reason to be
> cheerful'. (We're a sardonic lot, we Aussies.) [...]