Re: Recent Tragedy in Perspective

From: Mike Lorrey (
Date: Fri Nov 02 2001 - 17:31:58 MST

"Eliezer S. Yudkowsky" wrote:
> "Dickey, Michael F" wrote:
> >
> > I am not following the Philidelphia reference....? 380,000 deaths on
> > Christmas this year? Did I miss something?
> This is a clever joke on Lee's part. Since Lee Corbin was one of those
> arrested by the FBI in the panic that followed Dec. 25th, 2001, he's
> pretending that it was because he posted about Philadelphia before he
> could possibly have known. However, Lee Corbin never actually made such a
> post, and was swept up by the Scouring of America for completely unrelated
> reasons.

But only in those universes where Lee never was cryonically suspended to
be revived in the year 2050 to travel back in time to warn his earlier
self (and make a killing on the stock market in the process, thus
funding the Extropy Institute enough to become the preeminent school for
education and research in transhuman studies.

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