Re: extropian memes in business week

Carol Tilley (
Sun, 19 Sep 1999 17:57:59 -0700

From: Stan Kretler
> The changes that I see taking place towards the end of this century,
> ...seem
> nothing other than the logical, historically predicitable, outcome of
> the renaissance and the enlightenment...
> ...Science improves, and eventually turns its eye
> towards the brain, towards artificial brains, and so on. This seems
> totally obvious, and was predicted years ago.

> I guess my general question would be: What's the big deal? I get the
> sense that a lot of what I read here is just cheerleading for the
> inevitable. I don't mean to say that it's not very cool stuff being
> celebrated. But it's just the train we're on, little more.

> > We should be in the mainstream *while* maintaining our daring
> > and original character.

> Another way to ask my question would be: what is it that's daring here?

Obviously there is something daring here...or why would you have come...feeling the way you do? Perhaps it is in knowing that not *every* pc (that your words have been routed to) lies in front of just one more black hole.

And how is all this "inevitable?" The diemaker dies and no one has bothered to learn hir art because of the inevitableness of it all. Dontcha ever wonder if you're just another one of those black holes? But, here I am spiking when I shoulda just lobbed.

C. Tilley...lost in the black hole fractal of hir mind(oops! brain)