Re: NodeNet: how not to scare away experts

ChuckKuecker (
Sat, 06 Jun 1998 07:19:16 -0500

At 08:54 AM 6/5/98 -0400, Harvey Newstrom wrote:
>> Many experts in the areas that interest us have not yet heard of
>> transhumanism or Extropianism. They might be wary of associating with
>> anything they consider to be on the fringe. Some of them will disagree on
>> core issues with us.
>I'm afraid most people immediately assume that transhuman equates to
>anti-human. They seem to use the word "transcending" to mean escaping or
>recovering from a bad situation. I'm tempted to try to promote the word
>"prohuman" to mean advancing and improving the human condition. Maybe
>"humanist" means the same thing?

And just as many equate 'humanist' with 'satanist' unfortunately.

Chuck Kuecker