Re: Venus

Eric Watt Forste (
Tue, 28 Jan 1997 10:38:08 -0800

Lyle Burkhead writes:
>One of the Extropian presuppositions is that the mind is just a
>computer, and that its connection with its physical substrate is
>inessential. We can reprogram ourselves, and detach ourselves
>from our bodies, with impunity.

How is this an Extropian presupposition? I've been arguing against this
stance for a couple of years now. The fact of the matter is that we can
reprogram ourselves, and transform our bodies, with risk and effort. But
the payoff could be worth it, and those who want to check it out ought
to be allowed to do so. The position you portray is a straw man.

Eric Watt Forste ++ ++