Re: Herding Extropycats [was Shame on Australia]

Date: Sat Sep 01 2001 - 19:49:04 MDT

In a message dated 9/1/2001 9:32:08 PM Eastern Daylight Time, writes:

<< The extropians list is essentially a forum for people
 who are interested in the progresses made by the Kurzweils, Minskys,
 Merkles, Drexlers, Moravaecs et al of the world, and while I do agree that
 there is an aspect of "fandom" to the list, that is partially the purpose
 of the list in the first place: to discuss ideas pertaining to
 transhumanism. Since the progenitors of those ideas are largely off-list,
 the movers and shakers are generally somewhat deified, or at least looked
 upon in a different light. >>

As well they should, because we are the primary customers for these ideas, we
are the consumers.


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