Re: QUOTE: Bey on extropians

Neuronaut (
Thu, 13 Nov 1997 11:06:27 -0800

>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). )
I beg to differ. The freedom one might experience from owning a car is
illusory what with the congestion, expense and worry that comes with owning
such an expensive item.

There are viable alternatives: Design a lifestyle that makes the auto
obsolete. I have not driven or owned a car for four years. Today is the 4th
anniversary of my carlessness. Carlessness is a major extropic factor in my

IMHO the auto is one of the most vile contraptions ever designed. The
sooner we run out of petrol the better, however, I fear many people will
die in the ensuing oil wars before we do exhaust our supply.