RE: Extropian principles, let's have a look

From: Don Klemencic (
Date: Sun Jun 11 2000 - 12:59:03 MDT

As I've been reading this discussion of the first Extropian Principle the
word that came to mind was 'discovery'. I did a word-search of the
principles and didn't find it used anywhere.

                                                                        Don Klemencic

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Sent: Friday, June 09, 2000 2:10 PM
To: Anders Sandberg
Subject: Re: Extropian principles, let's have a look

At 09:51 AM 6/9/00, Anders wrote:
>Max More <> writes:
>When I discuss transhumanism in Swedish, I tend to use the word
>"utveckling" (literally translated it becomes "out-unfolding"), which
>has the meaning of development, evolution, progress, growth,
>generation etc. (you can see that Swedish lacks the synonyms of
>English :-). The nice thing is that it conjures up an image of not a
>linear progression, but rather something unfolding and developing into
>many directions at once.

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 avoid
the "paving over" (and perhaps imperialist) connotations of "expansion"?

Suggestions welcome!


Max More, Ph.D.
President, Extropy Institute.
CEO, MoreLogic Solutions. or

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