Re: Extropian principles, let's have a look

From: Zero Powers (
Date: Fri Jun 09 2000 - 18:07:23 MDT


>In a message dated 6/9/2000 1:26:51 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
> writes:
> > Seems to me what you want is "infinite improvement". I think this fully
> > expresses the most extropian of hopes and, hey, who could argue with
> > improvement?
>Improvement alone is not what I meant, but maybe it's what Max was
>Improvement implies that there's alwyas something that needs fixing

I don't know. "Improvement" is not the same as, say, "repair". Even
something that is pretty damn good can still be improved upon. Improvement
is only unnecessary in the face of perfection. *You* may not feel the need
to strive toward perfection in every area of (trans- or post-)human
endeavor, but it seems to me that reaching toward perfection (whatever that
may be) pretty well sums up the Extropian outlook.


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