Re: Extropian Standpoint on Capital Punishment?

Anders Sandberg (
Tue, 10 Sep 1996 13:40:09 +0200 (MET DST)

On Mon, 9 Sep 1996, Max More wrote:

> Ah, that tired old left-right dimension again. Let's get away from this
> one-dimensional view of political views. If you haven't seen the Nolan
> Chart, which makes progress by mapping views into two dimensions, I
> recommend taking a look. I believe there's a link to it somewhere on Eric
> Watt Forste's Extropians web site in one of the sections dealing with politics.

Personally I often use three dimensions:

A left-right scale for individualism vs. collectivism,
A forward-backward scale for change vs. conservatism,
An up-down scale for movement towards the future (transhumanism) or towards
the past (i.e back to nature luddism)

Extropianism is for example right-forward-up in this diagram.

> Upward and Outward!

... which in this diagram is the general direction of transhumanism at large.

Anders Sandberg Towards Ascension!
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