[ExI] Reading material

JOSHUA JOB nanite1018 at gmail.com
Wed Nov 18 03:44:55 UTC 2009

I have two questions on reading material related to extropianism:
The first, and somewhat less important, is: other than the articles  
under the "writing" section of Max More's site, is there any  
repository for the old articles from Extropy (or even better copies of  
Extropy itself)? I would love to be able to read more, if they exist  
buried somewhere on a server or in a hard drive.

The second and more important, is that I am looking for a book on  
transhumanism written from a more extropian point of view. I am in a  
living/learning community at Georgia Tech which is focused on "human  
augmentation," and we have been doing a book club as part of that.  
We've read "Radical Evolution" by Joel Garreau and are just finishing  
up "Citizen Cyborg" by James Hughes. Hughes' book is written from the  
point of view of a democratic transhumanist, and I was wondering if  
there was a book on transhumanism more from a libertarian/extropian  
sort of view. I think this would give us a good contrast, and spark  
some good discussions. I looked at the reading list at http://www.nanotech-now.com/transhuman-books.htm 
  , but I didn't see anything that was manifestly along those lines.

The closest book I can think of would be Ray Kurzweil's "The  
Singularity is Near" but I was hoping there might be another option,  
as that book is, apparently, dry to some people (though not to me, at  
all). A crude search for "extropy" and "extropianism" didn't really  
turn up anything, so I was hoping the list might be able to point in  
the direction of some relevant books.

Any help, on either of these questions, would be very very much  
appreciated. Thank you!

Joshua Job
nanite1018 at gmail.com

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