Re: Extropian gods

Michael M. Butler (butler@comp*
Wed, 07 Jan 1998 19:56:00 -0800

This puts a new twist on the old gag line

"Let's kill Frank and take his stuff!"

...which, as many here doubtless already know, is said by some wags to be
the fundamental principle (and flaw) of democracy in its most pure form.

>If you ask me, Frank can't be trusted. (As the saying goes, "Absolute power
>corrupts Frank.") It's in our interest to break out of this damn simulation,
>and get ourselves more durable bodies in the "real" universe. How do we do
>that? I can't give all the details yet, of course, but I'm pretty sure we
>need to start with getting a whole lot smarter and more powerful (presumably
>so we can figure out how to access and manipulate the controls of the
>So you see, to me, the possibility of god doesn't induce passivity at all.
>Quite the opposite, it adds a whole 'nother motivation for rapid
>self-transformation. If we don't evolve, we'll never be able to usurp god.
>Derek Strong aka Derek Ryan
>Webmaster, Extropy Institute
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