[extropy-chat] Re: Politics: Extropian party

Mike Lorrey mlorrey at yahoo.com
Mon Jul 19 03:35:46 UTC 2004

--- "natashavita at earthlink.net" <natashavita at earthlink.net> wrote:
> From: Harvey Newstrom 
> Adrian Tymes writes: 
> > Would you believe the Extropians were, in at least one
> > widely-consumed piece of science fiction, a major
> > political party?  (At least, one of the two major
> > parties was called the Extropians, and its beliefs
> > were not that different from ExI's official
> > philosophy.)
> >Ha.  How quickly they forget.  The Extropians List used to be full
> of 
> >"extropians" sightings in science fiction and literature.  Searching
> >Amazon 
> >for the word extropian finds over a dozen books referencing
> "extropians".  
> >Many are science fiction and many are science fact. 
> Also, there are a few fictional characters based on "extropians."  

And alluded groups, i.e. Neal Stephenson's characters in Cryptonomicon
who were cryonic-bracelet wearing "Eutropians".

I'm waiting to see a 19th century horror novel with extropic alien
crypto-dirt created phantasms.... with de-ghosting done by Theilhard
des Chardins...

Mike Lorrey
Chairman, Free Town Land Development
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It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves."
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