Re: UberMemes

Max More (
Sat, 29 Mar 1997 22:09:32 -0800

At 12:37 AM 3/30/97 +0100, you wrote:
>> On an aside, I thought of a derogatory term for perversions of extropian
>> memes which do not clearly require dynamic optimism: extropiates. An
>> example extropiate might be: "technology will make everything better",

Note that "extropiate" was defined in 1991 as "any drug having extropic
effects, including all cognition enhancing and life extending effects" (by
Dave Krieger).

Doesn't mean it can't be used with another definition, but it might be
confusing, especially because the suggested new use is derogatory and the
old one positive.


Max More, Ph.D.
President, Extropy Institute, Editor, Extropy,
(310) 398-0375