Re: Maximizing results of efforts Re: Mainstreaming

From: Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (
Date: Sat Apr 28 2001 - 17:28:47 MDT

Ben Goertzel wrote:
> It would appear that you entirely missed my point, which was that if
> transhumanists want to improve their public image, then they should do
> things that are associated with goodness in the public mind.

Transhumanism doesn't *have* a public image problem with people thinking
it's "uncharitable". Implausible, yes, but not uncharitable.

One person hanging out with a refugee from the Soviet Union, getting
ticked off at his extreme anti-sharing attitude, mistakenly associating it
with transhumanism in general, and writing an article in FAZ, is not an
"image problem". In fact, I'd go so far as to say that this would need to
happen at least three times before it became an "image problem".

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

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