Re: Gardening is Extropian (was) Are you an extropian? Re: Voluntarysimpli...

From: Emlyn \(hotmail\) (
Date: Thu Jun 08 2000 - 06:44:38 MDT

Extropian principles: I was just rereading them in recent days. I agree with
them all, I think, except the first:

1. Perpetual Progress - Seeking more intelligence, wisdom, and
effectiveness, an indefinite lifespan, and the removal of political,
cultural, biological, and psychological limits to self-actualization and
self-realization. Perpetually overcoming constraints on our progress and
possibilities. Expanding into the universe and advancing without end.

Of course, I like a lot of the sentiment. Yet, it reeks of modernism;
perpetual progress? more intelligence and wisdom? Perpetually overcoming
constraints on our progress, advancing without end? All very linear stuff;
as simple as A to B:

    A: Where you are now --------------> B: Glorious Posthuman future

Can't we do something a little better, a little more sophisticated, than


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