Perry E. Metzger (
Wed, 25 Jun 1997 12:03:52 -0400 (EDT)

> From: I William Wiser <>
> I am curious how important money is to people on this list.
> Would you take a job that had little effect on other extropian
> type goals but made you millions in a few years?

Of course.

> Can more be accomplished by funding research (or politics) than
> by direct involvement?

I think that Adam Smith answered this question a couple of centuries
ago. The Division of Labor works wonders.

> How much money is plenty?

I might lose my motivation at the point where I could fund anything
that was interesting to me.