Re: Public Relations (and the Extropian Elite)

Yak Wax (
Sun, 18 Jan 1998 08:15:40 -0800 (PST)

Technotranscendence <> wrote:

> >1. People are stupid
> >2. People are stupid
> >3. People are stupid
> Let me guess... And you are not a people?

When anyone uses the term "people," they're obviously not including
themselves. What are you, stupid?

> I've a better plan, uplift octopodes and everything else, do all other
> kinds of research underground and create new technologies that
> the government can't control -- from new forms of money to new
> ways to communicate. Present faits accompli so that all the rest
> of humanity can do is live with it.
> This way, the effort you would've wasted on building the super
> state will be better used on making the stuff you need to
> ascend to posthumanity.

Coming back to reality, I've made several suggestions along these
lines before. ExI (or perhaps a spin-off) should dedicate themselves
to making sure the necessary research gets done, no matter what. I'm
100% sure that there are many extremely rich people out there who
would put vast amounts of money into life-extension and genetic
enhancement research. All we have to do is forgo any moral or ethical
imperative and take the money.

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