Re: Frustration with politics explained

Dan Clemmensen (
Mon, 13 Oct 1997 19:17:44 -0400

Julio R. Vaquer wrote:
> Dan Clemmensen wrote:
> (snip)
{\[SNIP. Julio argues that we need to discuss near-term economics
and politics as a counter to potential anti-futurist forces.]
> I await responses to this post... whether you think I may have a point
> or whether you think I'm doom-and-glooming this issue without rational
> basis.
> Julio Vaquer

Julio, you may wish to read
You will see that I am also concerned about anti-futurism. Your
concerns were one reason that I feel that we should in fact continue
to discuss economics and politics when these subjects directly
affect the rate of progress toward the singularity and when we
may be able to do something useful. My objection was to random
discussions of current politics and economic theory that have
little or no direct relevance to the advance of humanity.