Re: The last tv show that changed my life ...

den Otter (
Tue, 1 Dec 1998 13:19:07 +0100

> From: maxm <>

> Funny enough I cannot remember a single tv-show that has had any kind of
> lasting impact on me. Can any of you?

One of the most interesting things I ever saw was a documentary on the Discovery Channel called "The Living Dead" (or something like that) about cryonics. I saw it, and instantly became enlightened ;-)

> Maybe tv isn't a good media for spreading futuristic positive memes at all,
> or is that simply because I havn't seen the right shows?

On the contrary, I think that shows like Star Trek have brought more or less "positive" futuristic memes to a broader audience than any book has. Of course Star Trek isn't exactly transhumanistic, but apparently most people see it as a "positive" future vision, which is good enough. Also, the Discovery Channel is doing a great job by featuring cryonics, life extension and other transhuman topics more often than any other channel I know.