Re: JOIN: Dirk Bruere

From: Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (
Date: Tue Mar 07 2006 - 07:53:37 MST

Dirk Bruere wrote:
> Some of you may know me, but for those who don't I'll give you a brief
> resume.
> My main interests, apart from scitech, are religion and politics, most
> especially in connection with Transhumanism. In this context I am the
> founder of the world's first Transhumanist political party. It is called
> the Consensus ( ) and is registered in the
> UK. Business-wise I'm a partner in a VR startup in the UK, but that's
> all secret until we launch our products later this year (hopefully). I'm
> also peripherally involved in bringing to market a brilliant piece of
> engineering that really will take the world by storm. Anyway, on with
> dishing the dirt...
> Been 'constructively dismissed' from the WTA list by Hughes because he
> did not like my political views, and kicked from Natasha's toy the ExI
> list without warning for transgressing The Unwritten Rules (religion
> this time). Seems like I was on double secret probation or something.
> Spike seemed to think that using the word 'cult' anywhere within earshot
> might have had something to do with it.
> Third time lucky eh?
> Currently wondering whether every such org has Things That Must Not Be
> Spoken to such a degree that they are not even mentioned in any rules. I
> guess I'll find out:-)


Welcome to SL4, the transhumanist mailing list that is *famous* for
instantly sniping people who trangress its Unwritten Rules. Or its
Written Rules.

Some free hints:

Don't mention your religion.
Don't mention the Consensus.
Don't mention current events in politics.

I'll be frank. I've been on wta-talk and exi-chat. I expect your
tenure here to be brief. I will try not to actually kick you until you
accumulate sufficient sins on SL4 rather than elsewhere. Your opening
message came close, but didn't make the cutoff line.

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

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