*We seek to become better than we are, while affirming our current worth.
*Perpetual self-improvement requires us to continually re-examine our lives. Self-esteem in the present cannot mean self-satisfaction.
*Extropians are committed to augmenting their physical and intellectual capabilities. We choose challenge over comfort, innovation over emulation, transformation over torpor.
*Extropians are neophiles and experimentalists who track new research for more efficient means of achieving goals and who are willing to explore novel technologies of self-transformation.
*As neophiles, Extropians study advanced, emerging, and future technologies for their self-transformative potential.
********Estudio de tecnologías emergentes y futuristas
*Where others see difficulties, we see challenges. Where others give up, we move forward. Where others say enough is enough, we say: Forward! Upward! Outward!
*Spontaneous orders have properties that make them especially conducive to Extropian goals and values; we see spontaneously ordering processes in many contexts, including biological evolution, the self-regulation of ecosystems, artificial life studies, memetics (the study of replicating information patterns), agoric open systems (market-like allocation of computational resources), brain function and neurocomputation.
*****Sistemas organizados, neurocomputación, patrones de información, teoria de computación, fractales, teoría de sistemas economicos y de juegos
*The free market allows complex institutions to develop, encourages innovation, rewards individual initiative, cultivates personal responsibility, fosters diversity, and decentralizes power. Market economies spur the technological and social progress essential to the Extropian philosophy.
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* Extropians are guided in their actions by studying the fields of strategy, decision theory, game theory, and ethology.
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Richard Dawkins: The Selfish Gene
Eric Drexler: Engines of Creation
David Friedman: The Machinery of Freedom (2nd Ed.)
Hans Moravec: Mind Children: The Future of Robot and Human Intelligence
Ed Regis: Great Mambo Chicken and the Transhuman Condition
Julian Simon: The Ultimate Resource
Robert Anton Wilson: Prometheus Rising
Ayn Rand: Atlas Shrugged (fiction)
Marc Stiegler: The Gentle Seduction (fiction)
Harry Browne: How I Found Freedom in An Unfree World
Paul M. Churchland: A Neurocomputational Perspective
Stephen R. Covey: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
Mike Darwin & Brian Wowk: Cryonics: Reaching For Tomorrow
Ward Dean & John Morgenthaler: Smart Drugs and Nutrients
Freeman Dyson: Infinite in All Directions
Eric Drexler: Nanosystems: Molecular Machinery, Manufacturing, and Computation
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F.M. Esfandiary: Optimism One / Up-Wingers / Telespheres
Robert Ettinger: The Prospect of Immortality / Man Into Superman
FM-2030: Are You A Transhuman?
David Gauthier: Morals By Agreement
Alan Harrington: The Immortalist
Timothy Leary: Info-Psychology
J.L. Mackie: The Miracle of Theism
Jan Narveson: The Libertarian Idea
Jerry Pournelle: A Step Farther Out
Ilya Prigogine and Isabelle Stengers: Order Out of Chaos
W. Duncan Reekie: Markets, Entrepreneurs and Liberty
Albert Rosenfeld: Prolongevity II
Julian Simon and Herman Kahn (eds): The Resourceful Earth
Alvin Toffler: Powershift
Robert Anton Wilson: The New Inquisition