Re: 2002

From: J. R. Molloy (
Date: Wed Jan 02 2002 - 08:33:52 MST

From: "Max More" <>
> I can't shake this persistent feeling that 2002 is going to be a
> fantastically good year for me, for those I know, and for extropian ideas.

Like Robert Ringer, I intend to sustain a positive attitude while assuming
negative results. IOW, I plan to maintain rational optimism despite
pessimistic expectations.
Some people expect the best, but fail to prepare for the worst. Others expect
the worst, and are pleasantly surprised when it doesn't happen. If we fully
awaken to each moment as it emerges, we thereby enable hyper-cognitive

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Useless hypotheses, etc.:
 consciousness, phlogiston, philosophy, vitalism, mind, free will, qualia,
analog computing, cultural relativism, GAC, Cyc, Eliza, cryonics, individual
uniqueness, ego, human values, scientific relinquishment, malevolent AI,
non-sensory experience, SETI

We move into a better future in proportion as science displaces superstition.

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