Re: CULTURE: Chicago Tribune on Futurists (Includes Extropians)

From: Samantha Atkins (
Date: Mon Jan 01 2001 - 18:05:05 MST

David Stern wrote:
> >>"J. R. Molloy" wrote:
> snip
> >> > > Like religious mystics, the Extropians meticulously plan for the day
> >> > when technology will free us forever from the clutches of the earth,
> the
> >>body and death itself.
> Samantha Atkins wrote:
> >>Yep. And the really great thing about that is, WE DELIVER!
> Randy Smith wrote:
> >How so?

Through science and technolgy, through testable real-world
methodologies, we will produce much of what has been promised by
religious mystics in terms of abundance for all, immortality, tremendous
transcendence of many of the supposed limits of humankind. We see ways
to get to these things in real life and to make them available to all in
reality, rather than mysticisms classic results claimed only for those
who sufficiently develop themselves and then mainly only internal where
they cannot be verified by others except by the same process.

Many of the old dreams are much more than dreams now and claims of the
few now.

- samantha

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