Re: ECON: the abolition of work

den Otter (
Tue, 5 May 1998 22:46:56 +0200

> From: J. R. Molloy <>

> From: den Otter <>
> >What could possibly be more important than happiness (except of course
> >survival)? Wouldn't a life devoid of positive stimulation ("happiness") be
> >utterly pointless?
> Life itself may be utterly pointless. The universe may indeed have no purpose.

I wasn't suggesting that there is such a thing as a "universal purpose", or that
there is any design or intention involved.

> I like to think that
> extropians might have what it takes to transcend teleology and determinism.

The point is: if you don't plan to make life enjoyable (whatever that may mean to
you) for yourself in the future, then what *do* you want?