In a message dated 3/5/99 7:04:46 AM, Glen wrote:
<<Is anyone interested in immortality for all?
Well, as a matter of fact, I am.
Anders, I believe you expressed the concern that the concept of immortality
for all might encourage passivity. I agree this is a serious concern. For
those who would like immortality for all, I suggest the following
1) I want there to be some agency providing immortality for all.
2) I do not have any strong proof that there is such an agency.
3) Therefore, I should have the following goals.
This, I believe, is an approach to the goal of immortality for all which
incorporates the Extropian principles of Practical Optimism and Rational
In a way, there is an implied agreement between those who are pursuing immortality for all, that if I don't make it, you'll bring me back. An existential mutual defense treaty. And the hope is, that if enough people hold this goal and try enough approaches, someone might find a way to do. Indeed, someone might do it before you, but until you know that, you've still got to work on the project.
Great Glen, we agree. The first step, I think, is then to form an organization designed to focus on this ultimate prisoner's dilemna and structured to last long enough to make it happen. What do you think?