It is good to see that this meeting is becoming popular. I missed the September meeting because I thought that the 4th Saturday of the month and the last Saturday of the month mean the same thing, which shows how easy it is to make stupid mistakes.
Fact: our ideas are shared by a very small minority of persons, mostly white males living in the western world, often technically oriented geeks with background in physics, engineering and computer science. This has been often noticed and discussed to death, but it continues to be the case.
Open questions: Should we put more emphasis on sensuality? Why does transhumanism seem more appealing to physicists and computer scientists than to mathematicians and biologists? Why does transhumanism seem more appealing to men than to women?
Men and women have different roles in the traditional LDS culture, but different roles does not mean different interests. Ladies were at least 50% of the Pioneers who participants in a dangerous, “transhumanist” journey, perhaps not leaders but certainly motivated and committed followers.
The MTA Elevator Pitch for Women Game: you are in the proverbial elevator with a woman and you want to make our ideas very, very, very appealing to her. You have one minute. What do you say? Replies from ladies will be especially welcome. The results will be discussed at the November online meeting.