From: Mark Plus (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue Nov 14 2000 - 00:23:15 MST
The Extropians' view of "the future" seems stuck around 1990, and isn't
evolving because a lot of the ideas haven't been weeded out through
empirical testing. I've been reading their stuff for years, and lately the
experience has been pretty dreary.
>From: "Eliezer S. Yudkowsky" <email@example.com>
>To: SL4 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Subject: Yay us!
>Date: Tue, 14 Nov 2000 01:56:35 -0500
>I'd just like to drop a note saying that the SL4 list now has 69
>(compared to Extropians' 348), that we generated 38 messages within the
>24 hours (compared to 20-50 messages per day on Extropians)...
>And that we generated more HIGH-QUALITY content in two and a half hours
>the Extropians list sees in a week! Bwahahahaha! We're number one! Give
>yourselves a big hand, and then join together in laughing at those foolish
>mortals who are merely subscribers of the Extropians list! They DESERVE
>intellectual poverty, the wasteland into which -
> *SLAP!* *SLAP!* *SLAP!*
>I'm sorry. I don't know what came over me.
>But thanks to everyone for being a part of SL4!
>-- -- -- -- --
>Eliezer S. Yudkowsky http://intelligence.org/
>Research Fellow, Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence
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