X-Message-Number: 14569
Date: Wed, 27 Sep 2000 00:54:41 +0100
From: Corbally <>
Subject: Re: Bandwidth and off-topic posts (plus an off-topic post)

Off-topic as it may be, I'm sure many people here would be fascinated by
the insights to be gained from the results of such a class.  Any chance of
a transcript?:)

Is there any intention of holding a poll after the class?  Say, of
questions such as "Do you find uploading concept X more plausible than Y"
or "How do you feel about the items discussed in the class; A)Not
surprised, B)Somewhat surprised, C)Shocked, or D)Hysterical, and calling
Jeremy Rifkin on the phone right now...".  Would such a poll provide any
meaningful answers, do you think?

Either way, it sounds like it'll be fascinating, and I wish you the best in
your participation.




>Message #14545
>Date: Mon, 25 Sep 2000 15:14:25 -0400 (EDT)
>From: Ruthanna R Gordon <>
>Subject: Re: Bandwidth and off-topic posts (plus an off-topic post
>Off-topic (definitely off the topic of what's off-topic, and according to
>some off the topic of the list entirely), I'm currently sitting in on an
>undergraduate class about the effect of future technology on definitions
>of self.  The class is going to include discussions of nanotechnology,
>downloading, and near-immortality.  I'm interested in how this will be
>presented to freshmen who are fairly representative of the attitudes of
>the general population, and by a teacher who's only just beginning to
>explore the territory (I'm ending up acting as a semi-TA and helping him
>out with some of the material that I'm more familiar with).  I'm also
>interested to see how a population whose intelligence is normally
>challenged (?) only with introductory textbooks will handle Drexler.  
>Long life,
>Ruthanna Gordon

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