Re: Extropianism Article On

From: E. Shaun Russell (
Date: Mon Oct 16 2000 - 20:09:01 MDT

Ziana wrote:

>One of the current articles at
>is entitled "Extropianism - Nanites, Immortality, &
>Freedom". It can be found at

My initial reaction to this is twofold: I am pleased to see Extropianism
discussed in forums such as (any clue as to their readership
numbers?), but I hate consistently seeing the same reaction in media such
as this: "overtly optimistic," "suffocating idealism," and "geek
philosophy." It is the snide tone of the adjectives which I find quite
frustrating. The article is somewhat fact-based, but also makes a lot of
mistakes with blanket statements such as "The Extropianist movement's
ultimate goal is the 'Singularity.'" This is simply not true for every

I have a lot more reservations about this article as well, but it all boils
down to one thing: we need to find ways to get more positive than negative

E. Shaun Russell Operations Officer, Extropy Institute
"Yesterday we created the present; today, we're inventing our
 future. Kineticize your potential."

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