[extropy-chat] Re: Politics: Extropian party
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
> >"extropians" sightings in science fiction and literature. Searching
> >for the word extropian finds over a dozen books referencing
> >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
Chairman, Free Town Land Development
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