Re: Extropian principles, let's have a look

Date: Fri Jun 09 2000 - 13:15:18 MDT

In a message dated 6/9/2000 11:08:31 AM Pacific Daylight Time, writes:

> Anders: If you check earlier versions of the Principles, you'll see that
> instead of Perpetual Progress I used to have "Boundless Expansion". A
> number of people didn't like that, thinking that it gaving the impression
> that we wanted to "pave over the universe". "Expansion" or "unfolding"
> (thought the latter I don't like as much) *does* more clearly convey
> multiple paths, or diverse *ways* of making progress. But then how to
> the "paving over" (and perhaps imperialist) connotations of "expansion"?

How about " boundless expression" (Manifestaion;gesture)? As in expressing
who we are, what we want, who we be... the act of being, stretched to an
unlimited capacity.

Since we are not expnading, or growing, as in literally trying to get
What most mean by growth is improvement, clearly defined; expressed. We are
not intersted in paving over, or TAKING over anything, because the terrain we
seek to improve mainly resides within the self.

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