A safe haven for digital people — persons wishing to explore their own sense of identity, free from so-called “real world” constraints.
The Independent State of Extropia was a virtual region of the Second Life grid, founded in 2007. A retro-futuristic haven for creativity and forum discussion, it played host to numerous artistic and science-themed events, author talks, aerobatic displays and a weekly book club.
Designed from its inception to be an immersive space for visitors and residents alike, Extropia grew steadily from a single, mixed-use block (or ‘sim’) into a 6-sim region, comprising a commercial district, low-orbit residential zones and an island base for vehicular recreation. Highlights included:
- a soaring space elevator,
- a submarine racetrack,
- the floating and low-orbit neighbourhoods of Neovenice,
- social games within Eris Fallon and Kate Amdahl’s Diversionarium,
- and installations by artist Truthseeker Young.
Developed by the Extropian Board of Directors and the region’s citizens, from 2007 until around 2012.
Board of Directors:
- Galatea Gynoid (chair)
- Sophrosyne Stenvaag (PR)
- Vidal Tripsa (architect)
- Argent Bury
- iAlja Writer [former]