Re: Hakim Bey

From: Anders Sandberg (
Date: Tue Feb 26 2002 - 10:23:56 MST

On Tue, Feb 26, 2002 at 07:51:38AM -0800, Brian D Williams wrote:
> I think this whole essay is colored by Bey's misinterpretation of
> Extropianism. He attempts to lump us in with transhumanists and
> other assorted futurists. It's almost impossible to believe he has
> actually read the Extropian principals. He also appears to be anti-
> technology.

Actually, I think he was using "extropian" to mean what we would call
"transhumanist". Remember that extropianism is the word that has been
spread most widely (especially in the US), and is quite often used as a
catch all for not just extropianism but for transhumanism and other
forms of techno-utopianism. Compare with Jaron Lanier's _Extropians and
Stewards_ editorial; again, the extropians discussed are not ExI, but

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