From: Spike Jones (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Mon Jan 21 2002 - 23:00:08 MST
Anders Sandberg wrote:
> Given how fun we had at Spike's place at Extro 5, I look forward to the
> appearance of us as a community of first generation immortals.
Wasn't that a hoot? I still laugh out loud in my office when I think about
that. My coworkers are growing suspicious.
> I think Harvey has an interesting point with that immortality may not
> immediately become a hit. If there is some cost or trouble involved
> (like a training regimen, or keeping a sufficiently dynamic mind)
I see where he is coming from, but I suspect the actual problem
may be the opposite. There could be wild chaos as the proletariat
scramble for the treatment.
I guess we have a precedent of sorts in the AIDS patients. There
is a treatment available but it is very expensive. We haven't seen
riots or anarchy in that group. But with immortality the stakes are
turned up about 40 dB. spike
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