Re: Imagination, more important than intelligence?

Anders Sandberg (
09 Dec 1998 15:44:12 +0100

"Julien, Howard (c)" <> writes:

> I'd have to agree, in fact most people don't even have the language to
> discuss/conceptualize >H memes. I've found over and over that trying to
> explain a foreign concept to someone meets with a great deal of resistance.
> People, in general, seem to feel (or at least act) as though you're either
> spoofing them or putting them down when you talk about things that they've
> never been exposed to.

True. This is why explaining transhumanism from an "ordinary life" perspective works best with most people rather than exposing them to all the huge and weird concepts we happily throw around on this list. Of course, when talking to sf enthusiasts and scientists, the opposite may be true.

Communication skills are important for us, not just to spread our memes but also to be able to communicate with each other.

Anders Sandberg                                      Towards Ascension!                  
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