[sl4] Yesterday's Special Event in Second Life: Max' surprise birthday party

From: Eschatoon Magic (eschatoon@gmail.com)
Date: Sun Feb 01 2009 - 01:27:19 MST


So the "special event" in Second Life that had been announced was Max
More's surprise birthday party, which Natasha and I had been
organizing in secret. Max had been asked to come to SL to say a few
words of introduction for a undisclosed "European thinker, rather well
known in the transhumanist community." Even if this description does
fit Max, he was indeed surprised. I said a few words about finding his
writings online in the mid 90s and how his ideas put my and so many
other person's minds on permanent fire, and thanked him. I had asked
for volunteers to sing a birthday song but nobody dared, so I sang
myself "For He's a Jolly Good Fellow" and wish to apologize to all
those whose hearing was permanently damaged. About 55 people came to
the party, I am sure many more would have come if we had announced
what the event was. Well, I had written "What I can say is this: you
should attend! Don't tell me later that I did not warn you!", hadn't

See Stephen's Flickr page for many other pictures and the cosmeng.org
wiki for the full chat log. This was a surprise social event so don't
expect a lecture, but the chat log has many interesting bits on the
relationship between Extropy and Transhumanism, the Principles of
Extropy (BEST DO IT SO!), the early history of the Extropy Institute,
the Bean Dip Catastrophe, religion, Max' forthcoming book and, of
course, the future. Bill summarized everyone's feelings: "We want more
Max! More Max!"

On Sat, Jan 31, 2009 at 12:57 PM, Eschatoon Magic <eschatoon@gmail.com> wrote:
> Thanks for reposting Natasha - we cannot say much more at this moment,
> but you (yes, you) want to come.
> G.
> On Fri, Jan 30, 2009 at 6:47 PM, Natasha Vita-More <natasha@natasha.cc> wrote:
>> "There will be a very special event in Second Life on Saturday January 31,
>> 10am PST (1pm EST, 6pm UK, 7pm continental Europe).
>> Don't tell me that I did not warn you. Click here for location and teleport
>> link."
>> <http://cosmeng.org/index.php/Cosmic_Engineers_SL_Group>
>> http://cosmeng.org/index.php/Cosmic_Engineers_SL_Group
>> <http://slurl.com/secondlife/Extropia%20Core/120/50/22/?img=http://cosmeng.o
>> rg/images/1/1c/Cosmengsl1s.jpg&title=Cosmic%20Engineers%20@%20Extropia%20Cor
>> e&msg=Cosmic%20Engineers%20@%20Extropia%20Core>
>> <http://slurl.com/secondlife/Extropia%20Core/120/50/22/?img=http://cosmeng.o
>> rg/images/1/1c/Cosmengsl1s.jpg&title=Cosmic%20Engineers%20@%20Extropia%20Cor
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