Re: from 6 billion to 500 million: how? (was RE: true abundance?)

From: Chris Russo (
Date: Wed Jan 31 2001 - 07:25:13 MST

>You know, I'll probably get all kinds of flak for this, but...

The problem is that extropianism in general is a forward-looking
philosophy. My personal preference is to limit serious speculation
to the "just over the horizon" issues, since trying to look further
than that involves so many variables that extrapolating from the
present leads to a lot of guessing and wishing.

In a group like this, though, not everyone is going to agree on where
to draw the line. Plus, there is the entertaining aspect of
speculating about the future - even if it is just wishing.

If it gets too bad, I'll join my voice to yours in asking for a new
mailing list, but for now, I think that all the wild-eyed speculation
stuff is mostly harmless and sometimes entertaining.


Chris Russo

"If anyone can show me, and prove to me, that I am wrong in thought 
or deed, I will gladly change.  I seek the truth, which never yet 
hurt anybody.  It is only persistence in self-delusion and ignorance 
which does harm."
              -- Marcus Aurelius, MEDITATIONS, VI, 21

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