Re: Nanotech control systems (was Re: Transhuman Beach Party)

J. R. Molloy (
Fri, 10 Sep 1999 13:14:41 -0700

Joseph C Fineman wrote,
>H. G. Wells wrote a story called "The Country of the Blind", in which
>a traveler happened on an isolated valley that was inhabited entirely
>by blind people. He settled among them, but eventually they
>discovered that he was suffering from delusions that, on
>investigation, turned out to be connected with his eyes. That
>discovery allowed them to effect a cure.

The number of delusions cured in school vastly exceeds cases of blindness cured in hospital.

>As one of the characters in _Distress_ sagely observed, the definition
>of health is a political question.

The definition of politics is a health question. (Extropians cure this contagious disease in proportion as they achieve extropic goals.) EOM