extropians "handshake" (was Re: Cyborg Dreams on Background Briefing)

From: Amara Graps (amara@amara.com)
Date: Sun Nov 04 2001 - 01:31:35 MST

>Hal writes:
>Damien B. writes:
>> Oh, and according to Ian Walker extropians have a secret handshake--I'm
>> terribly put out, as you'll appreciate, that nobody has ever shared this
>> mystic grip with me... :)
>I think this is right, there is an Extropian handshake, although
>it's not particularly secret. Max invented it. I think it was part
>of the idea of Extropianism as being a supportive social
>infrastructure for people who share a common point of view.
>Unfortunately the medium of Internet email doesn't seem to
>facilitate this aspect of the philosophy.
>I don't remember exactly how it goes. Anyone?

I saw Max and someone (Dave Krieger or Tom Morrow) do "the handshake"
a couple of times, but it was too many years ago for me to remember
specifics. Wasn't it written about in one of the early press pieces
on the Extropians? (Wired or the San Jose Metro, sometime about 1992-4).

I think that we need to get the full description from one of them...


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