Re: If it's not AI, Nano, or Uploading Extropians Ignore it.

E. Shaun Russell (
Tue, 8 Oct 1996 15:47:29 -0700 (PDT)


>> = Chris Hind
> = Robin Hanson

>>Sure the big three extropian topics are the most important but we *NEED*
>Personally I am much more interested in getting deep enough into some
>topic to actually make some new intellectual progress, rather than
>briefly touching on hundreds of topics (workshop vs. party mode).

I agree. We should think things out before we do them. Refine
potential before it is made kinetic. For example, to use a story we all
know, look at "Frankenstein". That is really a transhuman novel. If only
Dr. Frankenstein had thought things out a bit better before he 'created a
monster', then he might have discovered a way to create a rationally
functioning, intelligent human being. Not to confuse fiction with fact, but
mental progress is as important --if not more so-- as kinetic progress.

Ingredi Externus!

-E. Shaun Russell

E. Shaun Russell Extropian poet\musician