Re: hate and extropianism

From: Bryan Moss (
Date: Wed Oct 10 2001 - 21:23:44 MDT

Miriam English wrote:

> [...]
> Thoughts? Comments?

I think the problem (intolerance, extremism, hate, etc) comes
about when people are raised in oppressive enviroments. This
doesn't mean you have to be poor or have abusive parents, it
can just as easily be overbearing parents or an affluent
environment with all the associated expectations. This
happens, I think, because people require a certain amount of
space to develop as individuals. If you're always busy
worrying about how you're going to feed yourself next week or,
conversely, you're always busy living up to (or rebelling
against) the "family name" your personal development will be
stunted and you'll be more likely to take on the values of
those around you without question. My low tech extropian
solution is cheap computers; they can provide a world to
escape into as well as an enviroment suited to exploration and
self-expression. This isn't much help if you really are
starving though, so my high tech extropian solution is to say:
maybe it's time we considered augmenting new born humans with
advanced technologies such as food, shelter, and health care.


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