Re: Can we please dekookify the list?

Brian Atkins (
Sat, 27 Feb 1999 17:14:08 -0500

Spike Jones wrote:
> > Brian Atkins <>
> > > Incentive: I'll agree to contribute a minimum of $10,000 per
> > > year to ExI for at least 5 years if we can make some progress
> > > on this.
> For that kind of money, I will voluntarily stop posting kooky stuff! {8^D
> But what if newbies are *attracted* by the kookiness of extropians?
> Im not talking about UFOs or consipiracy theories here, for there are
> good internet sites already for that sort of thing. But much of what
> we discuss with all seriousness here is waaay kooky to normal people
> who have never been exposed to it, such as cryonics, omega point,
> utility fog, wearable computers etc. Then we would lose the kooky
> newbies. Of course, that might be Brian's point.... {8^D spike

No, all of those things are what attracted me to this list. I personally think 95% of the posts here are very interesting, and wouldn't want to lose them! I don't consider those to be kooky at all, they are very established transhuman ideas.