Re: Extropian cult listing
Sun, 15 Jun 1997 08:17:02 -0400 (EDT)

I. William Wiser wrote:

> Kathryn Aegis wrote:
> >WARNING, HUMOR.future scenario: Max dies and his frozen head
> >is enshrined at Alcor. Two thousand years hence, he has been
> >canonized as the founder of a religion with major economic and
> >political holdings, and the priests who control it refuse to allow him
> >to be revived. "Best Do It So" has been corrupted into "Just Do It", and

> >moral imperatives force everyone to wear black t-shirts and Nike shoes.
> >A small band of rebels known as the Excelsior League forms an underground

> >resistance. In an attempt to remove the symbolic power of Max's
> >corpus, they
> ...
> break into alcor, steal Max's head and reanimate him. This demonstrates
> that Max is a normal human being (more or less) and breaks the power of
> the priest. In the ensuing court battles Max retains only a small portoin

> of the religion's holdings. He does however achieve brief fame as a pop
> icon and retain a small cult following. In a little while Max gets bored
> and decides to leave earth for a large party at a distant location.
> (There a happy ending for Max without saddling him with all that easy
> money and power).

On the way Max is hit by some space debry, he loses all powers of rational
thought and joins a band of New Age Uploaded Luddites who refuse to accept
any technology that wasn't made before the year 2076. Because of this he is
not subject to the slightly-smaller-than-last-time technology revolution and
is eaten by hungry a pack of hungry AI's.

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