Re Extropian Party Platform

Brian D Williams (
Tue, 12 Oct 1999 08:35:02 -0700 (PDT)

From: "D.den Otter" <>

>Self-defense/mental empowerment classes for everyone, from
>a very early age (so that by the time you graduate, you're
>practically a Jedi Master). Teach responsible use of firearms
>as well as martial arts.

I vote yes to self defense/mental empowerment, martial arts, wait on firearms training, although I believe an armed citizen is a free citizen.

>Proper, hands-on sex education.

Hands? what about -oh never mind.....

>Gender stereotypes should be avoided as much as possible;
>the aim is to create a more androgyne society.

I vote Yes to no gender stereotypes, no to androgyne.

>> A Manned/Womaned landing on Mars by 2010.

>Self-sustained colonies on the Moon, Mars and/or
>in "free space" by 2020-30.

Mars First, moon to follow, see "Entering Space" by Robert Zubrin.

>Increase funding for nanotech, genetic engineering
>and other (potentially) transhuman technologies.

Vote no, Private enterprise

>Manhattan project for human uploading.

Vote no, PE

>Intelligence augmentation & life extension to become
>national priorities.

Yes to IA and LE, no to national priority, PE.

>Cryonics to receive X billion research bud
>get and full legal status (recognized as a potentially life-saving
>procedure, so no more autopsies, delays in hospitals
>or other bureaucratic, deathist nonsense).

Yes to legal reform, no to funding.

>Automate the legal system & prisons as much as possible.
>No more physical contact between inmates, only minimal
>and heavily supervised contact between inmates and guards.
>Standard senstences, no juries, binding precedent, no public
>trials etc. (see previous posts on this topic).

Vote no.

>Legalize all victimless crime.

Vote yes.

>Get tough on real crime (an eye for an eye).

Get tough yes, death penalty yes, eye for an eye no.

>Curb unwanted (illegal) immigration, while attracting people
>who are willing and able to contribute to the economy, and
>don't cause trouble.

Elitist, vote no.

>Abolition of work through extensive automation. The aim is
>to have generous standard welfare for everyone, while those
>who want more can have their own (liberal) sub-economy.

>Taxes are gradually abolished as level of automation increases.
>State plays (responsible) pimp and dope dealer (etc.) to
>partially finance the transition from wage slave society to
>automated welfare society.

Discredited, vote no.

>Free, high-quality healthcare for everyone through automation
>and economies of scale.

TANTAAFL, vote no.

>Make tiered voting system; the more tax you pay (or in some
>other way contribute to society), the more voting points you
>get. Actually you'd want to create a kind of meritocracy/
>technocracy. The right to vote is something that has to be
>earned, just like a driver's license.

One person, one vote, corporations are not people. Vote no.

Thanks for your excellent imput.


Member, Extropy Institute, Life Extension Foundation,
National Rifle Association,, 1.800.672.3888 Mars Society,
Ameritech Data Center Chicago, IL, Local 134 I.B.E.W