Re: Easter posthuman greetings

From: Randy Smith (
Date: Fri Apr 21 2000 - 12:03:07 MDT

>From: "Steve" <>
>To: <>
>Subject: Easter posthuman greetings
>Date: Fri, 21 Apr 2000 16:44:30 +0100
>Love & peace, may I become a Buddah for the benefit of all.
>Having kicked about in Extropian and transhuman circles for a while now, I
>am clearer in my mind why the transhuman 'gradualist' approach is not
>The so-called 'radical' transhumanism is no longer radically futurist - it
>is just a philosophical wing of big business and the political mainstream.
>With the adoption of the internet on a wide scale and the NASDAQ explosion,
>weight of mainstream commercial and media opinion has actually been
>"transhuman", for some time, particularly in the wake of the 2000 millenium
>Extropians are keen to have their heads crycogenically preserved ... but so
>what, didn't Disney have this idea in the 50's or 60's? The extropian
>debates about the pro's & cons of the death penalty in the States and so on
>is hardly cutting-edge, not much you can't find in letters page of The
>If you are labelled, and predisposed, to a state of intellectual limbo ...
>then you are travelling but never arriving .... permanantly in a
>transitional state. And who is to judge when the 'change' has occurred
>So the swifter and more positive, radical, option is to declare yourself
>post- or neohuman at the outset, act as though it were true, and wait for
>the changes to happen all by themselves!
> E-ZINE is clawing its way out of the creative abyss, hungry
>for articles and amusing drawings. Anything with a posthuman theme, please,
>'hot' and unusual features, photos, &c.
> new website is aimed at academic reform, and in particular the
>demolition of the dismal and failed "analytic" human-era conventionalist
>school of western philosophy that has taken hold.
>Have you read any philosophical journals lately ... long-winded,
>self-important, content-free cryptic garbage.

Ahem, speaking of "content-free," none of the links you cited in this post
have any content.

>These "philosophers" along with, perhaps, the behaviourism-derived
>"clinical" psychology establishment, are overdue a major shakeout. There
>better, newer methods and systems of thought around, and these two big,
>suffocating "intellectual cobwebs" need to be blown away.
>So mote it be.
> Hypnotist & MVT Psychotherapist
> Posthuman Movement (since 1989)
>MVT all-conquering philosophy

> 6th degree magick & self-initiation

Hmm. I would think that the words "magick" and "extropian" would be mutually

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