Re: Public Relations (and the Extropian Elite)

Brian Atkins (
Sun, 18 Jan 1998 23:07:08 -0500

There really should be some kind of Extropian investor mailing
list. I know that a lot of us are working on generating capital,
and there likely could be a lot of discussion as to how to
use it once we acquire it.

Howard Rothenburg wrote:
> On Sun, 18 Jan 1998, Technotranscendence wrote:
> > >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.
> >
> We talk about governmental theory and revolution, but put our hopes in
> some rich people saving us all by funding technology that would be good
> for us and then making it widely available to everyone.
> If the research is to happen according to the ideas stated in this
> list, then the people who believe in that research will need to pool
> their resources and invest in it themselves (with enough people, of
> course, the individual commitment need not be large). Otherwise, the other
> large investors will, as usual, redirect the research towards other ends.
> As a more conventional approach, we should be able to find biotech startup
> companies to invest in now. Several have made the news over the past year.
> Some should be acceptable to list members. Nothing stops us from
> identifying and supporting them now.

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