Re: Extropianism in the media
Tue, 6 Aug 1996 02:46:53 UTC

Max More writes:

>At 11:42 AM 8/4/96 -0400, wrote:
>>To a certain extent, the "problem" arises from a misunderstanding of the=
> role
>>of compassion in the extropian world-view. As I've written on the >H list,
>>there is *nothing* in the extropian philosophy that is inconsistent with
>>compassion. My vision of my own self-transformation does not include
>>"leaving compassion behind" by any means; far from it. I would hope my
>>capacity for pathos would be magnified along with every other capcity of=
> the

>The role of compassion and benevolence deserves far more emphasis and
>discussion. [snip]

I'd say so. Several people of my acquaintance seem bothered by the
neo-Nietzschean subtext in a lot of Extropian rhetoric, Mark Dery not the
least of which.

"What Blonde Beast, its hour come round at last,/
Slouches towards Cyberspace to be born?"

Andray Dunnan

The armed man is sovereign; the disarmed man is enslaved.

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