Anders Sandberg wrote:
> > Your parents owned books!? What a wonderful environment
> > to be born into.
> I sense the beginning of a "You were lucky, we lived in a
> cardboard box in the middle of the highway..."-thread :-)
Oh, so you know my family? :)
> I think the best way of stimulating children to learn is
> to give them easy access to stuff they can learn from.
> Hence, leave the atlases and encyclopedias lying around.
Or you could follow the example of the Russian mathematician Sonya Kovalevskaya, who's nursery walls were papered with pages of mathematical notes. Personally I had very little access to anything intellectually stimulating, but like you my parents were careful to not impose their views on me. How the whole transhumanism thing came about is something of a mystery to me, I've never been a fan of science fiction and never had access to any related material.