Re: META: To my fellow Extropians

From: Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (
Date: Thu Apr 26 2001 - 01:02:18 MDT

Brian Atkins wrote:
> To the apparently few actual Extropians (the capital "E" ones, you know
> who you are) left on this list, may I suggest we spend the next few weeks
> doing some serious schooling and "education" of the sizable crop of newbies,
> trolls, and gibbering incompetents who have made this list almost unusable?

We're getting an interesting crop of people on SL4. It's not quite to the
point where there's a concentration of real-world power in excess of what
exists on the Extropian list, but we're getting there. Anyhow, I've been
told on more than one occasion by some of my most cherished subscribers -
the ones with major identities outside SL4 - that they'd tried to
subscribe to the Extropians list, but had to unsubscribe after a fairly
short time because of the volume of sheer unintelligent babble.

I honestly don't understand why Max More and Greg Burch aren't panicking
about this.

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Eliezer S. Yudkowsky
Research Fellow, Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence

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