Re: ExI: Announcing Extropy Institute's Transhumanist FAQ version 0.7

From: cryofan (
Date: Sat Dec 29 2001 - 19:16:58 MST

On Sat, 29 Dec 2001 19:09:14 -0600, you wrote:

>It's finally here! Extropy Institute's Transhumanist FAQ is now back
>on-line at <>. It documents the basics of Extropy
>Institute and the Extropian philosophy.
>Note the version number. It's not finished yet. We are currently
>re-editing additional sections to cover all different areas of
>transhumanism, futurism, technology, and humanities from an Extropian
>perspective. We want to specifically address sections on the challenges
>facing us, miscellaneous issues that seem to constantly get discussed, and
>especially the "Next Steps": "what do I do now?", "how do I become more
>involved?", and "how do I become more extropian in my daily life?"
>Please let me know what you think needs to be added. If you have a question
>that isn't answered, send it in.

Proposed FAQ question:

Since the Extropian movement is heavily invested in libertarian
philosophy, which purportedly stresses individual rights and property
rights, how do the Extropians reconcile the "open borders" philosophy
advocated by Extropians, with the fact that most American citizens
oppose open borders (even before 911WTC numerous polls showed that
55-65% of Americans wanted less immigration, which is certainly a long
way from open borders). Seems as if Extropians would wish to trample
the individual rights of most Americans by implementing open
borders--not to mention taking the food out of the mouths of working
class Americans by lowering wages with immigration...or perhaps a
weight reduction plan for the working classes is part of the Extropian
philosophy :-)

I am sure you will want to add the above to your FAQ....

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