Re: Extropian Principles reading list

Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (
Sat, 11 Oct 1997 21:42:04 -0500

Douglas R. Hofstadter "G=F6del, Escher, Bach" (AI, philosophy)
Greg Egan "Permutation City" (fiction)

Those are probably the two best books ever written, although GEB is way i=
n the lead.

I suggest that "Unbounding the Future" be REMOVED from the list. I under=
that Drexler didn't have that much to do with writing it, and the book is=
complete failure of the imagination.
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