Re: Extropy and Life (I)

Anders Sandberg (
Wed, 20 Aug 1997 12:59:10 +0200 (MET DST)

On Tue, 19 Aug 1997, Tony B. Csoka wrote:

> Maybe extropy is being driven by forces, or the interaction of
> forces, that we don't know anything about yet.

Well, extropy seems to be at work in alife simulations like Tierra,
which run on deterministic computers where we can define *all* forces
which affect the simulated world. So it doesn't seem very reasonable
to say there is some "extropic field" (mediated by extropy bosons?)
that drives growth of complexity.

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