To be influential/more than mortal, extropian?

John Heritage (
Sun, 12 Jul 1998 12:10:19 -0400

An alternative to living longer, or even immortal is to live on "longer than life", or "immortally".

I've always wanted to (and still do) accomplish something in life that will make myself or my work

known, for a long period of time. Of course, the idea is that I'll be doing something that most people

would not have thought of to do, that would have a positive enough impact on a large enough group

of people that I would not be forgotten, or atleast my influence would not cease when I die. I do not

wish to become like the masses, content to be born, occupy resources, and die.

Is this an extropian-like belief ?, or is this just something that I sense a lot of people here might

share?. And I'm not looking at this from the "I must have my name known" point of view - I'm looking

at it as "I want to contribute something to society TRULY useful that can be used on a wide scale".

(or whatever).. :-)


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