Re: Steering the Extropian Ship [was ... Where do cool people go?]

From: Anders Sandberg (
Date: Wed Apr 19 2000 - 07:39:35 MDT

I'm also a bit sceptical of the resurrection scenario - fun problem,
but not of any practical relevance until far in the posthuman era.

If we knew it was impossible, then it would have the practical
implication of making ordinary life extension extra important. If we
knew it was possible, then it is not clear that we get an6y practical
results from it since we still don't know if it would be applied to
us, and hence the rational thing would still be to work on life
extension. If it could be shown that it was inevitable, *then* things
would be different, but such a hypothesis seems unfalsifiable and

On Wed, 19 Apr 2000, Robert Bradbury wrote:

> > I am concerned with that amongst our August group (or anywhere else) there
> > appears to be a dearth of such intellectual creativity on this admittedly,
> > unusual, topic.
> Well, Anders' IQ is about 10 points above mine and I think he is in
> the same camp I'm in on this scenario.

Thanks, but I thought it was the other way around - you 10 points
higher than me? Maybe we have some kind of weird intelligence
rock-scissors-paper loop here... :-)

Anders Sandberg Towards Ascension!
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