Re: Are guns extropian?

Michael Lorrey (
Wed, 22 Jul 1998 17:43:36 -0400

root wrote:

> I don't think tools are extropian - people are.
> You can do more damage and more good with a powerful computer than
> with a gun. Technology is amoral. All technology can be used towards
> extropian goals, or toward 'entropian' goals.
> The choice is ours.
> Certainly, rejecting technology that the 'entropians' regularly misuse
> (such as guns) will not help the 'extropians'. After first inventing
> the technology, and letting it fall into the wrong hands, giving it up
> completely into the hands of 'entropians' is probably the dumbest
> thing an 'extropian' can do.

Hear hear, and excellent way of putting the debate in extropic terms.

Mike Lorrey