Re: extropians "handshake" (was Re: Cyborg Dreams on Background Briefing)

From: Anders Sandberg (
Date: Sun Nov 04 2001 - 02:36:54 MST

On Sun, Nov 04, 2001 at 09:31:35AM +0100, Amara Graps wrote:
> I saw Max and someone (Dave Krieger or Tom Morrow) do "the handshake"
> a couple of times, but it was too many years ago for me to remember
> specifics. Wasn't it written about in one of the early press pieces
> on the Extropians? (Wired or the San Jose Metro, sometime about 1992-4).
> I think that we need to get the full description from one of them...

It was described in the Wired article, so I wouldn't exactly call it
secret (security through obscurity? :-)

The extropians handshake, as *I* know it (this might not be the True
Secret Handshake for the Thrice Illuminated) is that you mesh your
fingers with the other person, and then you throw up your hands in the
air and let go.

I like Spikes idea about truly secret passwords. But with zero knowledge
proofs I think we could actually have a password none of us knows...
hmm, seems to be some interesting protocol twists there...

Anders Sandberg                                      Towards Ascension!                  
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