PHIL/PSYCH: New Dynamic Optimism essay

Max More (
Fri, 16 May 1997 21:56:41 -0700

At 11:32 AM 5/16/97 +0200, you wrote:
>> So now I try to invoke my Extropian dynamic optimism.
> EDO is a great tonic too! A real pick-you-up! And it can be infectious!

That's perfectly timed as a lead in to this! --

Last year I completely rewrote and revised my original (1990) essay on
Dynamic Optimism (from Extropy #6). The new version, which identifies
twelve characteristics of dynamic optimists and suggests several
psychological principles for achieving dynamically optimistic thinking, I
had intended for a book. However, the book I'm now working on -- THE
AUGMENTED ANIMAL -- is something quite different. Rather than keep this
D.O. essay sitting on my hard drive feeling lonely I've added it to the ExI
web site.

You can find it either by going to the main page, then finding it in the
Ideas section, or by going directly to:

This new version should be accessible to a wider readership, since it was
written with that in mind. It's not so drily philosophical.


Max More, Ph.D.
Author: The Augmented Animal (Forthcoming: HardWired, 1998)
President, Extropy Institute, Editor, Extropy,
(310) 398-0375
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