Re: META: How many Transhumanist Moms and Dads?

From: Sabine Atkins (
Date: Sat Oct 14 2000 - 16:00:10 MDT

Natasha Vita-More wrote:
> My mother and father are/were highly supportive of arts, science and
> technology and believe/believed that the boarder the knowledge base,

That's wonderful! I made similar experiences, especially my Dad wanted
me to learn as much as possible on both arts (mostly painting and
singing) and technology. But unlike my Mom, he has become quite a New
Ager (who also thinks that people shouldn't be immortal, but have many
kids to carry on their genes).
Well, my parents have been divorced now for a long time.
My Mom likes cognitive sciences a lot, but she was never really happy
with the luddite-like attitude of many of the researchers in this field.
So, when I told her of the Extropian Principles and other information on
Extropianism, she simply shouted: "Great! That's it!"
I'm really very sorry that my Mom can't live closer to me, as she is
still in Germany.

> the
> wiser the person. Both placed enormous emphasis on quality. I
> never
> heard my father discredit science or technology, but encourage his
> children
> to be inventive.

Sabine Atkins --
Director, Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence
Member of Extropy Institute, DE:Trans, Cryonics Institute

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