Eliezer S. Yudkowsky wrote,
> I AM TIRED OF SEEING EXTROPIANS CALLING EACH OTHER NAMES.
> We're supposed to be smarter than this.
The above factor has been one the most depressing considerations in my life
for the last few years. I have fantasies that a group of higher
intelligence can form and accomplish great things. However, the history of
this and other groups seems to prove otherwise.
While some people have manic/depressive moodswings, I have
optimistic/pessimistic mood swings. Sometimes I think my pessimism is
winning. If we can't even hold discussions civilly without resorting to
name-calling, I doubt we can ever accomplish some of our more advanced
Internal politics seems to be the biggest threat to all our plans. Even
with the current terrorist threats, I see petty bickering as a more
immediate threat and more likely to destroy my future plans that the larger
but rarer events.
-- Harvey Newstrom <www.HarveyNewstrom.com> Principal Security Consultant, Newstaff Inc. <www.Newstaff.com> Board of Directors, Extropy Institute <www.Extropy.org> Cofounder, Pro-Act <www.ProgressAction.org>
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