In a message dated 4/27/00 2:23:41 AM Pacific Daylight Time,
<< IMO, extropianism allows for the evolution of the mind beyond any
limited perspectives of logic/rationalism currently available.
The problem would be to detail such directions.
It would appear to be hard to develop a "trans"-rational philosophy.
Well, if Roboto minds are developable in a massively, intelligent and
super-capable sense over the eons, does that preclude emotion? If one is
uploaded to a Jupiter Brain, are the emotions generated by our nervous system
(as a subset of the bodies that we are) lost forever? Is that us (our
persona) being uploaded? Since emotions seem to canote 'values' which have
been important to assisting in survival-will that be lost? Alternatively, do
we desire emotion-infused A.I. that is capabale of tearing apart solar
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