Re: An Extropian Amulet

From: Anders Sandberg (
Date: Mon Apr 03 2000 - 15:58:07 MDT writes:

> Brian,
> Thank you for your post. I guess you have put your finger on something
> that has been bothering me. Is this site strictly about discussions of how
> to terraform Mars and similar but non-immediate problems or is there anyone,
> like me, interested in discussing how to live long enough to get there with
> the youth and wealth to enjoy it? I don't think the two discussions are
> mutually exclusive: they are both important and IMHO equally fascinating. Or
> to open the discussion still wider; am I asking my questions in the wrong
> arena? Is there another site that I should be addressing?

I definitely think such discussions belong here. As I see it,
practical transhumanism is essential for us. First, it is obviously
useful for our personal lives. Second, it helps us slowly build a
transhuman lifestyle - if we haven't learned to change our habits and
activities when expected ultratech arrives we will not be very good at
using it. Third, it is a wonderful way of getting people convinced
that we are not just dreaming and to get them involved.

Practical transhumanism, theoretical transhumanism and the
philosophical aspects of transhumanism support each other.

Anders Sandberg                                      Towards Ascension!                  
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