Re: Representing thranshumanism at Word Future Society conference

Christopher Maloney (
Thu, 15 Jul 1999 23:32:09 -0400

Sasha Chislenko wrote:
> Some extropians, including Nick Bostrom, Andres Sandberg, Phil Goetz and myself,
> are going to attend the World Future Society conference July 28 - August 2, 1999
> in Washington, D.C. - see <>
> The conference will assemble 1200 to 1500 professional futurists
> from all over the world, and we hope to do a good job there representing
> transhumanist ideas. Besides giving speeches and shmoozing, we are going
> to have a table with transhumanist materials - articles, magazines, books,
> flyers... I expect it to have a good impact if we do it right.
> We can have 20 or more different items on display, maybe 100 to 400 copies of each.
> We need, quite urgently, help with selecting materials, designing flyers,
> printing, shipping, and paying for renting the table and copying of materials.
> If you can help in any way, please send mail to us (see cc list in this message)
> shortly. Please include your suggestions for selection of materials and
> describe what you can do to help make it happen.
> Thanks!
> ---------------------------------------------------------------
> Sasha Chislenko <>

I looked over the agenda, and it looks a lot like "idiots predicting the future". Besides Nick Bostrom's talk, I only saw one seminar that looked
interesting, on nanotechnology.

I live in Maryland, and I could help. I'd like to meet you guys at least, so I'd like to attend. However, to be frank, I'm a little put off by the cost. I know this probably sounds slimy, but I'll ask it anyway - if I sign up to help, do I still have to pay the registration fee? I *wouldn't* ask, except that there really only looks like one talk (Nick's) that I'd be interested in attending.

I could man the booth. I could certainly help designing flyers and getting them copied and distributed. My wife is a graphics artist, and I could probably convince her to help. It's short notice though, so we'd have to get the information material ASAP.

Chris Maloney

"Knowledge is good"
-- Emil Faber