Re: Media update

M. E. Smith (
Tue, 23 Dec 1997 07:34:53 -0800 (PST)

Brian Atkins wrote "In other media, the 6.01 issue of
Wired is quite an extropian

I concur. I noticed that too. Particularly extropian
is a one page essay near the beginning which quite
matter-of-factly explains, through comparisons with
other stages of life's evolution and the role played
by information "technologies" in evolutionary leaps,
that life on Earth is about to witness another such
evolutionary leap. (There's even a picture of a lemur
operating a computer mouse, connoting the idea of
evolution through information technology.) Also,
there is an article in favor of individuals (as
opposed to governments) having the right to alter
their genetic makeup. I remember the title of this
article, it's "Overcoming Yuk".

It's enough to make you wonder who needs the magazine

(I had been meaning to mention this here, but I
wanted to be able to cite authors and quote page
numbers, and I never had my copy of Wired with me at
the right times. (The new issue isn't on the web
yet.) Oh, well, just find it yourselves, folks...)

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