Re: Are guns extropian?

root (
22 Jul 1998 05:45:45 -0700

I don't think tools are extropian - people are.

You can do more damage and more good with a powerful computer than with a gun. Technology is amoral. All technology can be used towards extropian goals, or toward 'entropian' goals.

The choice is ours.

Certainly, rejecting technology that the 'entropians' regularly misuse (such as guns) will not help the 'extropians'. After first inventing the technology, and letting it fall into the wrong hands, giving it up completely into the hands of 'entropians' is probably the dumbest thing an 'extropian' can do.

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