Re: sex, yet again ~%6 (was Re: ; - )Neanderthal Miracles)

Michael Lorrey (
Tue, 05 Nov 1996 18:12:45 -0500

Chris Hind wrote:
> I agree. A few of you aren't very extropian if you're thinking the future
> is going to be about overpopulation and scarce resources. History tells us
> that with human innovation and ingenuity we can accomplish about anything
> we wish to do. We will have more resources in the future, not less. Some of
> you doomsayers may dub me as naive but take a look at the hard facts
> without the doom 'n gloom slanted perception. This is all about boundless
> growth not growth restrained by physical limits. We can work around any
> physical limits, it's only a matter of time till we discover the knowledge
> & tech to do so as shown thoughout history.

Resources will only continue to expand if we continue to grow. The
"sustainable living" movement thinks that we can maintain the existing
level of civilization, population, etc. with minimal harm to the
environment indefinitely. Wrong. If we don't transcend, we will be stuck
in a downward social and evolutionary spiral, as planetary resources
become more and more scarce, more expensive to recover and refine, etc.
Getting OFF this planet and/or onto silicon is paramount to our
continued growth and existence.