Re: Extropy definition

Len Flatley (
Tue, 2 Sep 1997 21:58:56 -0400 ()

for a definition of extropy, you might try looking at the lextropicon at

EXTROPY: A measure of intelligence, information, energy, life,
experience, diversity, opportunity, and growth. The collection of
forces which oppose entropy. [T.O. Morrow, 1988]

On Tue, 2 Sep 1997, Eliezer S. Yudkowsky wrote:

> Date: Tue, 02 Sep 1997 20:11:57 -0500
> From: "Eliezer S. Yudkowsky" <>
> Reply-To:
> To:
> Subject: Re: Extropy definition
> I disagree entirely. I for one believe that, however bad things may be, there
> is no reason why they shouldn't get worse and worse. The Universe does not
> favor us, however worthy we may be.
> For me, Extropy is simply the belief that high technology is a good thing, an
> inherent good, the high Art of Creation; one of the few bright shields between
> humanity and the darker futures. Knowledge and technology endure and uplift
> where other purposes fail or corrupt. Extropy is the beauty that shapes our
> souls to power.
> --
> Eliezer S. Yudkowsky
> Disclaimer: Unless otherwise specified, I'm not telling you
> everything I think I know.