X-Message-Number: 15781
Date: Fri, 2 Mar 2001 13:24:56 EST
Subject: Mark Plus/ Ron Bailey Article

Rudi Hoffman writing from Daytona.

Thanks to Mark Plus for copying the Ron Bailey article in yesterday's Cryonet.

There are surprising numbers of people who are "anti-technology".  Bailey's 
article summarized their positions accurately IMO, with direct quotes from 
the likes of Jeremy Rifkin and his ilke. The "neo-luddite" movement is alive 
and well.  And they want to pass laws restricting untold numbers of freedoms.

As a Reason Magazine subscriber and thinking transhumanist, I think we should 
be aware of how threats to research are very real.  There are people who want 
to outlaw research on the very fundamental processes that may save and 
improve the quality of our lives.  

I met Ron Bailey at Assilomar, and liked him.  I appreciate his clarity of 
thought and writing in keeping us informed about these ridiculous and 
dangerous neo-luddites.

Rudi Hoffman

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