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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 (, 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 -

  1. Luddites: Anarchists who are die-hard anti-technology. "Back to the Pleistocene" is Earth First's motto.
  2. Cheerleaders: Sounds like Extropians (and certainly Wired magazine fall into this category)
  3. 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 (, January 25, 2000.

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Extropian Web Site

-- SuperLuminal (, January 25, 2000.

Hi Scott,

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 (, January 26, 2000.

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