Re: The Extropian Principles

Max More (
Mon, 19 Aug 1996 18:09:00 -0700 (MST)

At 04:32 PM 8/19/96 -0700, Russell Whitaker wrote:
>Please assure me: the choice of "Self-Ownership" isn't being
>done to conform to the BEST DO IT SO acronym, is it?

No. If there are to be only four principles, how would I still get BEST DO
IT SO out of that?! Unfortunately, the new abbreviation looks likes it will
be: BIDOITSO. Not exactly a catchy, though it might sound intriguingly
Japanese. :-) Since there will (probably) be only four principles, having a
memorable acronym ceases to have much importance.

When I post more about the proposed revisions to the Principles, I'll
explain several reasons for choosing "Self-Ownership." The BI in BIDO ITSO
stands for "Boundless Improvement" instead of the current "Boundless
Expansion". I'll explain that soon too.

Upward and Outward!


Max More, Ph.D.
President: Extropy Institute (ExI)
Editor: Extropy