(Mild spoilers for Neal Stephenson's "Cryptonomicon. Delete this if you're fanatical about spoilers and intend to read the book.)
Neal Stephenson's newly released best-seller "Cryptonomicon" contains references to a group that appears to be at least loosely based on the extropians and transhumanists.
Without spoiling the book much, here's an excerpt from p252:
"But the basic premise of Eutropianism is that technology has made us post-human. That Homo Sapiens plus technology is effectively a whole new species: immortal, omnipresent because of the Net, and headed towards omnipotence. Now, the first people to talk that way were libertarians."
I'm about a third of the way through the book at present. It's showing considerable promise as a novel, less as a hard science fiction story --- not many new ideas, but an interesting human side.
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