Re: Extropianism and Transhumanism
Tue, 1 Dec 1998 14:25:43 -0700

John, Prince von Rittergeist asks:

"Please forgive a novice's question, but could someone give me a clear
distinction between Extropianism and Transhumanism? From what I've been able
to glean from the web, Extropianism seems to be a subset of Transhumanism, but I would appreciate a clear explanation of what the differences are between the two."

Well, John, I used to think that extropians were explicitly libertarian transhumanists, but since the founder has - to my surprise and chagrin - recently disavowed that definition, I find myself wondering as well. So, Max, aside from assent to the EPs, what exactly is the distinguishing characteristic nowadays?