Re: [Extropolis] The old Extropian List and Anders Sandberg

2023-12-11 Thread John Clark
On Mon, Dec 11, 2023 at 12:04 AM Giulio Prisco  wrote:

*> I never understood why Anders left the mailing list. It seems to me that
> one day he was still posting, and the next day he wasn't. Did he ever say
> why he was about to leave the list?*
>

As I remember it Anders didn't say anything harsh, he just said the list
had become a little too political for his taste but politics, especially
libertarian politics, had been one of the main topics of the list since the
day I joined on 29 Sep 1993, so there must've been more to it than that.
Anders was always been extremely polite even when addressing somebody who
was obviously a nincompoop, and I don't think it was a coincidence that he
left just about the time Trumpism began its ugly rise, so although I can't
be certain what was going on inside his head I think what Anders meant was
the list had become too lunatic right wing.

I should've followed his lead and quit at the same time but I didn't
because, although I know it may be a character flaw, the fact is I enjoy
arguing with people who disagree with me, and the better the argument they
can give me the more I enjoy it. So I stayed until they kicked me off.

 John K ClarkSee what's on my new list at  Extropolis

lrw



>
> On Sun, Dec 10, 2023 at 9:59 PM John Clark  wrote:
>
>> The British newspaper the Financial Times has an article about the impact
>> the Extropian List has had on the way people think about AI and it includes
>> an interview with Anders Sandberg, he joined that list in the mid-1990s
>> about the same time I did, but he was smarter than me, he left about a year
>> before I was kicked off.
>>
>> You can listen to it here:
>>
>> https://www.ft.com/content/8e6d370d-f78e-4889-be35-e263d248e370
>>
>> Or read a transcript of it here:
>>
>> https://www.ft.com/content/14123e16-25ab-45f1-912d-34ffcf0c8177
>>
>>

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Re: [Extropolis] The old Extropian List and Anders Sandberg

2023-12-10 Thread Giulio Prisco
I never understood why Anders left the mailing list. It seems to me that
one day he was still posting, and the next day he wasn't. Did he ever say
why he was about to leave the list?

On Sun, Dec 10, 2023 at 9:59 PM John Clark  wrote:

> The British newspaper the Financial Times has an article about the impact
> the Extropian List has had on the way people think about AI and it includes
> an interview with Anders Sandberg, he joined that list in the mid-1990s
> about the same time I did, but he was smarter than me, he left about a year
> before I was kicked off.
>
> You can listen to it here:
>
> https://www.ft.com/content/8e6d370d-f78e-4889-be35-e263d248e370
>
> Or read a transcript of it here:
>
> https://www.ft.com/content/14123e16-25ab-45f1-912d-34ffcf0c8177
>
>   John K ClarkSee what's on my new list at  Extropolis
> 
> iko
>
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The old Extropian List and Anders Sandberg

2023-12-10 Thread John Clark
The British newspaper the Financial Times has an article about the impact
the Extropian List has had on the way people think about AI and it includes
an interview with Anders Sandberg, he joined that list in the mid-1990s
about the same time I did, but he was smarter than me, he left about a year
before I was kicked off.

You can listen to it here:

https://www.ft.com/content/8e6d370d-f78e-4889-be35-e263d248e370

Or read a transcript of it here:

https://www.ft.com/content/14123e16-25ab-45f1-912d-34ffcf0c8177

  John K ClarkSee what's on my new list at  Extropolis

iko

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