Re: Lets Move HotWired Thread to alt.extropians

Chris Hind (
Mon, 26 Aug 1996 02:57:48 -0700

At 10:42 8/26/96 -0700, you wrote:
>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.

What is all this?!?! You're argueing the definition of success? My
definition of success is the gradual dying off of all other memes and the
extropian meme replacing them via rational thought and logic - not force.
This IS how success is measured in evolution isn't it?