Re: NEWS: neurochip; LIT: Egan and uploading

Anders Sandberg (
28 Nov 1997 11:19:42 +0100

Bradley Graham Weslake <> writes:

> I am very new to Extropian ideas, and am in the process of gathering for
> myself various books and essays to read. I assume you are referring to
> Vernor Vinge above? I have read some of William Gibson's work, which I
> thought was great, and am looking for some good non-fiction. Is Moravec a
> good place to start? I have read some of his essays...they're excellent.

Moravec's _Mind Children_ was the book that made me into the
transhumanist I am, together with Tipler and Barrow's _The Anthropic
Cosmological Principle_ (heavy, but gives one the right billion-year
perspective of history). I'm looking forward to Moravec's next book,
even if it seems to be just an updated version of Mind Children.

Anders Sandberg                                      Towards Ascension!                  
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