Re: look out! long-haired gun loon!

Wings of the Morning (
Thu, 18 Dec 1997 17:12:15 -0500

Brian Atkins wrote:

> I would just point out that the idea of Extropy is to move beyond
> what nature has given us through evolution, and take control over
> our own future. If you want to keep living as you "were evolved
> to live", then why don't you become Amish or something?


> The future has arrived; it's just not evenly distributed.
> -William Gibson

We're still under the mercy of the natural world, and we have to make do with
what the earth can provide for us. I'm not saying let's not take control over our
own future, I'm all for it. I'm all for technology. I'm just hoping humanity can
make intelligent choices about what we do with our technology so we avoid becoming
our own undoing. I'm not saying yipee, everybody put down all your technology, let's
go through on some animal skins and run around scantily clad in the woods together.