Re: WIRED 6.01/Technocracy R.I.P.

Brian Atkins (
Tue, 30 Dec 1997 12:58:29 -0500

Brian D Williams wrote:
> The exceptional nature of WIRED issue 6.01 has been pointed out
> already, I just wanted to point directly to one article of interest
> to the list. "Technocracy R.I.P" by Virginia Postrel, who is editor
> of REASON magazine (
> Heres a quote:
> "Dynamists understand the limits of their own knowledge - and of
> everyone else's. They see markets not as conspiracies, but as
> discovery processes, coordinating dispersed knowledge. And they
> worry about the way technocrats blithely trample individual efforts
> and overide local knowledge."
> and this one:
> "Dynamists on the other hand barely know their "coalition" exists.
> They share beliefs in spontaneous order, in evolved solutions, in
> the limits of centralized knowledge, in the possibility of
> progress."

Exactly, so when are we going to see Extropy break out of this
little group and go more mainstream? It's a shame that that
whole issue of Wired didn't mention us once!

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