Rescuing the Extropy Magazine archives

post by Deku-shrub · 2017-07-01T14:25:13.501Z · score: 18 (18 votes) · LW · GW · Legacy · 5 comments

Possibly of more interest to old school Extropians, you may be aware the defunct Extropy Institute's website is very slow and broken, and certainly inaccessible to newcomers.

Anyhow, I have recently pieced together most of the early publications, 1988 - 1996 of 'Extropy: Vaccine For Future Shock' later, Extropy: Journal of Transhumanist Thought, as a part of mapping the history of Extropianism.

You'll find some really interesting very early articles on neural augmentation, transhumanism, libertarianism, AI (featuring Eliezer), radical economics (featuring Robin Hanson of course) and even decentralised payment systems.

Along with the ExI mailing list which is not yet wikified, it provides a great insight into early radical technological thinking, an era mostly known for the early hacker movement.

Let me know your thoughts/feedback!


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comment by lukeprog · 2017-07-01T21:36:21.850Z · score: 9 (9 votes) · LW · GW


comment by PhilGoetz · 2019-05-15T17:32:56.179Z · score: 3 (1 votes) · LW · GW

I scanned in Extropy 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 16, and 17, which leaves only #2 missing. How can I send these to you? Contact me at [my user name] at gmail.

comment by oge · 2017-07-06T22:06:12.188Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW · GW

Perhaps put these files up on the Internet Archive ( so they're preserved "forever"

comment by Deku-shrub · 2017-07-17T21:54:11.426Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

I know the guy running the githug repo and his sources, that'll do me for now.

comment by stephanie89 · 2019-02-26T09:45:09.670Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

Hello, thanks for your effort.

Does anyone know, if there is a table of contents available für Extropy Magazin # 16?