Re: Spam ... that discussion has been way to long. Hasn't it?
Fri, 5 Feb 1999 05:40:31 -0800 (PST)

Max M [] wrote:
>I Start to feel that it's spam. It's not very extropic, and a pretty boring

Well, as I've said before, I think it's an interesting example of people who profess free-market ideas suddenly changing their minds when they are the one who are suffering; it's easy to believe in freedom and the free-market when you're one of those who benefit, but it's a lot harder when you're losing because of it.

And this is an issue we're going to see more of. Even many people here who talk about the delights of nanotech and SIs are going to change their minds when the nanotech and SIs are actually here and threatening them. In my experience most people are far more willing to accept ideas in the abstract than to actually follow through in reality.