Re: History of Transhumanism and Extropy

Natasha V. More (
Thu, 30 Oct 1997 08:11:49 -0600

At 03:59 PM 10/30/97 +0100, Berrie wrote:

>> Roughly speaking, the difference is that extropianism includes the
>> political doctrine that something like anarcho-capitalism is a good
>> thing. Thus every extropian is a transhumanist, but not every
>> transhumanist is an extropian.
>OK !

Bernie, hold on. Nick's response to your query about the difference between
transhuman is not a distilled explanation. Granted, some extropians might
approach their political views from an anarcho-capitalist view, but this is
not inclusive of all extropians and certainly there is no doctrine that
states that an extropian maintain this type of political slant.

Many extropians are libertarians, however there are numerous extropians that
neither subscribe to anarcho-capitalist views nor libertarian views. They
have formed their own concepts about government, its relationship to our
well being.