Re: Selection by Migration

From: Jacques Du Pasquier (
Date: Sat Nov 24 2001 - 06:17:44 MST wrote (23.11.2001/14:45) :
> Obviously Extropianism would appear as a new sort of migration
> (actually translating into geographical migration if you consider
> space) bringing a new such self-selection (whatever the further
> changes Extropians actually perform on themselves).
> Jacques>>
> Yes, but Extropians were not the first to advocate migration to other
> watering holes. The real predecessors were science fiction fans who would
> have loved to move to better places to live, in the solar system and beyond.

Staying home reading books and letting someone entertain you with his
dreams about the future doesn't obviously reflect the "disposition to
embark in the unknown with hope to make your situation better" I was
thinking of.

As I was saying to Damien in private, for some reason, I could never
read a SF book. I tried a cyberpunk classic (if I understand well)
some months ago (Gibson, Neuromancer), but it fell from my hands.

However, I don't think this is because I'm such a risk-taker etc., but
rather because I like both science and literature, but not the mixing
of the two.

I know this is a marginal point of view here, so spare your flames, I
know how SF can help you to think etc. etc. ;-)

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