Re: Explaining Extropy to mundanes
Wed, 12 Feb 1997 20:21:24 -0500 (EST)

On Tue, 11 Feb 1997 cyberedward@ICDC.COM wrote:

> I got a mixture of responses. Some expressed interest in Extropian
> memes. Others gave responses such as: "the Extropians have only one
> ideal: self-preservation , not very lofty". Others view the Extropians
> as "cyber bionic wanna bes" who dream of living out some sci-fi related
> crap in an alternative future life". These mundanes think
> locally and not galactically.

I mentioned cryonic suspension in my bilogy lab last week, and a woman
responded more or less like this: "Oh, the ultimate self-indulgence, to
think you should bless the people of the future with your presence."

It's amazing how much a person can reveal about their world view with one
off-handed utterance.


Michael Bowling