Re: META: GET LOST Re: Common Extropian Errors (was Common human Errors)

From: John Marlow (
Date: Thu Apr 26 2001 - 01:27:30 MDT

>Director, Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence


> > In short--they're not ready for prime time.

>On 26 Apr 2001, at 2:08am, Brian Atkins wrote....

#Good timing.

#Do the movement a favor; stay away from the media. It has been a
stated concern of some here that the movement remains fringe. I was
trying to point out why that is.

#But you do it so much better.


On 26 Apr 2001, at 2:08, Brian Atkins wrote:

> Why are we putting up with this buffoon in our own house? I've had about
> enough of the stupid add-nothing-to-the-discussion posts, and now outright
> attacks. If you want to bash us, go over to hang out with the other neo-
> luddite technophobic morons. There are plenty of lists to choose from.
> If you want to learn something then shut up, lurk, and read the archives.
> If you actually have something new and interesting to say then do so. But
> enough of the dreck.
> John Marlow wrote:
> >
> > Well, let me turn that around, if I may, by asking: What do humans
> > consider to be the most common errors made by extropians?
> >
> > Speaking as one of the former, I'd have to say (as a generalization,
> > of course; there are notable exceptions) a tendency to
> > overintellectualize everything to the point of absurdity,
> > overreliance on what I would term material reductionism to the point
> > of rabidity; overt hostility to differing viewpoints and to criticism
> > (however mild) to the point of ridiculosity; technophilia to the
> > point of fanaticism.
> >
> > In short--they're not ready for prime time.
> >
> > Pity.
> >
> > jm
> >
> --
> Brian Atkins
> Director, Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence

John Marlow

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