Re: Are guns extropian? (Yes they are)

maxm (
Mon, 13 Jul 1998 00:11:05 +0200

-----Original Message-----
From: den Otter <> To: <> Date: 10. juli 1998 16:17
Subject: Re: Are guns extropian? (Yes they are)

> wrote:

>> Max M [] wrote:
>> >One thing is for shure. For most Europeans this gun debate is a complete
>> >turn-off, and can be a very negative factor when reading this list.
There is
>> >far to much debate on this list concerning guns!!!!
>Shit Max, did you have to write that? We already have a severe image
>problem when it comes to these things :-(

Who "we" has an image problem? And who thinks we have this image problem?

>> Which is one reason why I don't think most Europeans understand the
>> implications of what we're talking about. Seems to me that guns are the
>> litmus test of whether you've really considered the things we talk about
>> on this list. If you're scared of people having guns, then how are you
>> going to handle nanotech, SIs, etc; technologies which are far more of
>> a threat than a wimpy little gun ever will be?

Well taking this argument to the extreme we ought to give everybody their own little private nuke. Then we will really understand how to handle these problems.


Max M Rasmussen
New Media Director Denmark