Extropian greed: an oxymoron, alas

Reilly Jones (Reilly@compuserve.com)
Fri, 28 Mar 1997 23:13:18 -0500

Zylof wrote 3/28/97: <We can live and proper in the present, creating
capital with which to get to the future, in light of knowledge of our
longer-term path and potential. Don't obsess about the grass greener over
the hill and starve in the pastures where we presently can graze, to get
the energy needed to make it over the hill. Greed is good!>

"Instead of renouncing the world in order to dominate it..., what we should
do is dominate the world in order to be able to renounce it. Rather than
seek poverty and submission, we should seek wealth and power, and use it to
expand human consciousness." - Miguel de Unamuno "The Tragic Sense" (1913)