Date: Tue Jan 22 2002 - 09:48:42 MST
On 22 Jan 2002, Louis Newstrom wrote:
> I think most of you have missed the real
> problems with surviving. Money.
Yes, this consideration certainly needs to be discussed. I think that making money and building wealth for the future is an important part of exercising the extropian principle of Self-Direction.
> Once you are stored, and
> cannot touch the real world, how many of you
> could still make money? [...]
> Anyone who touches the real world, like a
> doctor or athlete, will no longer be able to
> work at their profession.
Louis, I think you are making an assumption here that is implausible. You equate uploading with no longer having "touch" with the physical ("real") world. Why should this be? I would find it highly undesirable to lose my ability to affect the physical world and to have a presence in it. Why would uploads not want to have a variety of physical vehicles (owned or rented) through which they could perceive, act, and interact?
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