Re: How do we rise to the challenge of statism?

From: John Grigg (
Date: Fri Nov 30 2001 - 21:21:35 MST

I wrote:
I would like to agree with Robert on this one, but I tend to think Anders is right. We may end up living in a "botched future" if the challenge is not met. Sort of, but not really, the 2020 or 2030 we always dreamed of.

Anders wrote:
Yes, this is my greatest fear. And the worst thing is that as a transhumanist I can't help but feel responsible for what world I create. It would be so cozy to be able to sit and say that the state of the world is everybody else's fault, but in the end I can't do that. The world is ours to shape, and we better shape up.

I liked how Anders summed up such an excellent and insightful post. When the Progress Action Coalition handbook is written this should be in it. I would ask E. Shaun and Max to consider this post for the best of the month award.

I hope his words and this post are not forgotten by the people on the list. A year or so from now we should review how progess has been made in the ways Anders post would suggest doing.

best wishes,


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