Extrinsic Extropians?

From: Olga Bourlin (fauxever@sprynet.com)
Date: Fri Aug 03 2001 - 10:14:57 MDT

Knowing full well there has to be a marketable "hook," I've been thinking about submitting an idea for an article, taking, for instance, the "sentimental," "old-fashioned," "traditional," "romantic," "miraculous" and "magical time of year" holiday season which usually start popping to gigantic proportions like corn (before Halloween, the last time I looked), except maybe enticing the reading public with a look towards a more inclusive, rational, and even more-"gifted" (better living through technology) holiday season possible in the future. But maybe that's asking too much (i.e., asking people to give up their comfortable visions of sugar plums and all the rest).

Personally, I don't celebrate anything - well, not anything, exactly, but more on the level of something personal, like my grandson's recent first birthday. But if there were truly an "ideal" holiday for humans in the future, how would it look ...? (Transhumans and posthumans could probably program in their own jollies - no need for extrinsic merriment, ho ho ho.)

If you have any ideas - a blurb or two - and would be inspired to share with me offlist (or with the rest of the extropes onlist), I would be very grateful. And please let me know if I may quote you, if this article idea ever comes to fruition (in which case I will let you know).

Olga fauxever@sprynet.com

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