Re: Bye-Bye to the >H Right Wing ->Drugs & addicts

From: Max More (
Date: Fri Feb 15 2002 - 13:22:29 MST

At 11:57 AM 2/15/2002 -0800, Hal wrote:
>I think the real relevance of the drug addiction issue to Extropians
>is how it prefigures the conflicts which will arrive when more powerful
>brain alterations are possible.

>Knowing what lies ahead, doesn't it make sense to adopt the same position
>with regard to drug use today? Surely Extropians don't need to be trapped
>in the same back and forth, liberal vs conservative arguments we can find
>on the editorial page of any newspaper. We have a unique perspective on
>the problem, and we should bring that to bear in analyzing these issues.
>For most people, the prospect of brain alterations is nothing more than
>science fiction, of no relevance to present day issues. Extropians should
>know better.

Yes, indeed. This is *exactly* the kind of issue that should be discussed
carefully in the newly reactivated Extropy: The Journal of Transhumanist
Solutions. I can think of a few sharp minds who would be good to kick off
such a discussion, such as.... Hal.



Max More, Ph.D. or
Strategic Philosopher
President, Extropy Institute. <>

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