Re: Extropianism certainly does have a history already!

Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (
Sat, 09 Oct 1999 20:18:41 -0500

Natasha Vita-More wrote:
> >While we look at the development of extropianism/transhumansim
> >now as a significant event (and a d*** hard one to accomplish), looking at
> >it in retrospect from post-singularity time, it will be as significant as
> >what Al Capone had for breakfast on the day he died.
> Very interesting Robert, but I cannnot agree with you. Sounds like you are
> waiting for the future to happen rather than being a part of it.

To me it sounds like a perfectly valid observation, along the lines of the fact that the first Cro-Magnon, no matter how great his historical significance, probably couldn't hold a candle to the twentieth-century person on the street. Causal effect is not the same as leading an interesting life.

           Eliezer S. Yudkowsky
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