Re: Public Relations (and the Extropian Elite)

Technotranscendence (
Sun, 18 Jan 1998 20:00:39 -0500 (EST)

At 08:15 AM 1/18/98 -0800, Yak Wax <> wrote:
>> 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.

Then you would rather do as I wish -- achieve technoprogress as
fast as possible -- rather than build a total government?

Daniel Ust