Re: [extropy-chat] SIAI: Donate Today and Tomorrow

From: Eliezer Yudkowsky (
Date: Fri Oct 22 2004 - 11:41:50 MDT

Eliezer Yudkowsky wrote:

> Now let's look at transhumanism. SIAI has already received on the order
> of 20 donations. I wasn't planning to reveal this number until
> afterward, but these strange circumstances compel me to do so. Some of
> the donors included congratulatory notes saying how effective the essay
> was, or how it finally inspired them to get moving. [...] But
> none of those donors posted their congratulations and agreement to a
> mailing list, not one. [...] We're as uncomfortable together as the
> Raelians are apart.

After I wrote this, but before I sent the message, Natasha Vita-More wrote
to the Extropy chat list:

> I'll be donating today!
> Natasha

Of course it was Natasha. I should have *expected* it to be Natasha.
*She* knows better!

Maybe she could give classes or something.

Eliezer S. Yudkowsky                
Research Fellow, Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence

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