Re: SOCIETY: The Quiet Revolution

Eliezer Yudkowsky (
Thu, 26 Dec 1996 18:59:07 -0600

> Perhaps this is foolish of me to ask this of you, Chris, but *why*
> would you want people to 'flock to us'? Extropy is about *not* flocking,
> and extropy is by no means a trend --which is what you frequently seem to
> make it out to be. It is not a 'revolution', it is more of a realization.
> It is not a faith, it is open-minded optimistic objectivity. I, for one,
> don't want to see extropy portrayed as something it is not...and I'm still
> wondering about who you mean by 'us'.

Emotional reflex. If you view what you're doing as an act of rebellion
and overthrowing the Establishment - it's just a guess here, but my
guess is that Chris is doing that - then the first thing you do is
gather some companions so you can overthrow the current chief of the
hunter-gatherer tribes, take his women, and be corrupted by power.

--       Eliezer S. Yudkowsky

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