Re: Public Relations (and the Extropian Elite)

Howard Rothenburg (
Mon, 19 Jan 1998 21:31:07 -0500 (EST)

On Mon, 19 Jan 1998, Eugene Leitl wrote:

> On Sun, 18 Jan 1998, Howard Rothenburg wrote:
> > 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
> Aw, come on. No community of this size can finance any R&D effort, however
> pathetic. Have a look at the cryonics crowd.

Maybe you are right, and we are too small to affect the outcome. But
since a variety of high tech. startups exist now and we can invest in
them, I think that, with their incremental increase in funding, extropians
could support the research areas that they favor.

> > 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.
> Why biotech? Why not software, hardware, robotics, nanotechnology, space,
> communication startups?

I favor research into all of those. I commented on biotech because the
original post was about biological research.

(Thanks for the feedback Gene.)