Re: Lets Move HotWired Thread to alt.extropians

Russell Whitaker (
Mon, 26 Aug 1996 10:42:14 -0700

On Aug 23, 8:43am, Chris Hind wrote this (quoted with ">"):
> Subject: Re: Lets Move HotWired Thread to alt.extropians
> >You are kidding, aren't you? 5 years?
> Ok so maybe I was a little over optimistic :)
> I guess I was a little euphoric over the success of the current Hotwired

How is the thread a success, in the larger scheme of things? What
does "success" mean in this context?

> >Besides which, seen from my own extropian perspective, it's
> >unnecessarily bellicose to talk of annihilation of competing
> >memesets. Better to speak of ours "outcompeting" theirs.
> Yeah but wouldn't outcompeting mean annihilation? We need to spread the meme
> as far and wide as possible to get it to the masses as quickly as possible
> so as to speed things up even more.

This won't happen if you express your desired outcomes in the language
of destruction.

> All threads must die eventually. Now that the main debate between Max and
> Paulina is over, the thread will wither and die because there is no one to
> direct it and prevent it from becoming a general topic zone. Maybe you
> joined the thread a little too late. Sorry.
>-- End of quoted excerpt from Chris Hind

Pardon? I was referring to a _peak time_ in the thread.

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 soul and pleasure, then believe; if you wish to be a devotee
 to truth, then inquire..."  - Nietzsche

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