RE: The Extropian Principles

Anders Sandberg (
Wed, 18 Sep 1996 19:24:42 +0200 (MET DST)

On Wed, 18 Sep 1996, Jeff Dee wrote:

> When I first saw the term 'spontaneous order' on various Extropian web pages, it
> immediately evoked in me thoughts of complexity theory, emergent behavior, and
> the process of evolution. But I get the impression that among Extropians it's
> generally used as a term for a certain kind of social order, or process of arriving at
> a social order.

Well, I get the impression that this is just the application that is of
most interest to many extropians (or at least produces the most
postings). Spontaneous order has some interesting implications in AI and
medicine too... (just look at the complexity of the brain - produced by
the interaction of a few hundred neurotrophic factors!).

Anders Sandberg Towards Ascension!
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