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New article about Hugo de Garis:
Artificial brain brings food for thought
BTW - You might also be interested in checking out the Extropian web site. They also deal with "bleeding edge" technology. :-)
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-- SuperLuminal (prism@SpamKill.bevcomm.net), January 25, 2000
Holy Cow, super-luminal, I'd missed that one! It seems that there are three very different mindsets w.r.t. the coming assimilation -
- Luddites: Anarchists who are die-hard anti-technology. "Back to the Pleistocene" is Earth First's motto.
- Cheerleaders: Sounds like Extropians (and certainly Wired magazine fall into this category)
- Asleep: 98% of the population, who care only about the 3 constants of daily human life: money, health, relationships.
What's weird is, anybody in any of the 3 cited groups seems to exist in an intellectual vacuum, as though the other 2 groups didn't exist. (well, I guess for 'asleep' that is expected, but for the other two...)
-- Scott (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 25, 2000.
Extropian Web Site
-- SuperLuminal (prism@SpamKill.bevcomm.net), January 25, 2000.
I would say that the Extropians are definitely aware of the Sleepers and Luddites. That is one purpose of their web site - to help spread their memes to a wider audience in hopes of countering the luddites and perhaps waking up more of the sleepers and soothing their fears.
P.S. - This is a cool forum, thanks for creating it.
-- SuperLuminal (prism@SpamKill.bevcomm.net), January 26, 2000.