Re: QUOTE: Bey on extropians

Henri Kluytmans (
Thu, 13 Nov 1997 19:05:15 +0000

on 11 Nov 1997 Anders Sandberg wrote:
>Note that the above definitions suggests that polluting technology
>(beside being wasteful) is also strongly entropic; extropianism has an
>environmental ethos at its core, it is just not expressed in the
>conventional sense and may extend to all complex systems.

Polluting technology is not strongly entropic by definition. You will
have to weigh the pros and the contras. Of course, if there are
alternatives which offer the same capabilities but are less polluting,
than you should choose the least polluting one.

(For example, cars are polluting the environment but I wouldn't like
to do without the freedom my car is delivering ! :->
And IMO there is no good alternative for it (yet). )

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