Re: extropian memes in business week

Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (
Sun, 19 Sep 1999 11:06:14 -0500

Bryan Moss wrote:
> Spike Jones wrote:
> > Is Business Week on a roll, or what? 27 September issue, p.142, article
> > on directed evolution, lotsa cool extropian stuff. Having that stodgy old
> > publication present the memes makes them seem so much more
> > mainstreamy. I *guess* that is a good thing. (?) spike
> It's just proof of stagnation in our little group. We need new, more
> radical ideas and we need 'em fast.

You've got 'em, any time you need 'em. Can you blame yourselves for stagnating if you fail to stay at the frontiers, the extremes; if you hold to what you have instead of taking up the better way? I don't see Business Week running features on the Singularity. If you're still talking about nano-utopias and genetic engineering, you have only yourselves to blame if others regard you as dated.

           Eliezer S. Yudkowsky
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