Re: a world without pain

From: John M Grigg (
Date: Fri Jun 16 2000 - 21:14:55 MDT

Robert Bradbury wrote:
>From the perspective of someone who has attended 50 or more
similar conferences in the last 10 years, I can say they do
get old. (For various reasons, primarily related to time
constraints I will not be at the Alcor conference.)

I only wish I had your perspective, since you have been to over 50 similar conferences!! lol! For me, it was a chance at seeing the "real world" the people I had only read about and seen pictures of. In other words, my first time to Disneyworld. ;) Later conferences may not be as interesting, or at least this one may have special moments or points brought up in a way that never is again. Because I failed to attend extro 4 I will never get to meet Sasha. I just hate missing things and as I said before, doubt I will ever get access to transcripts or videos of the conference. ARGHH!!!!!!!

I need to get out of Alaska, get a degree, and get a decent job so I can attend these things. Maybe going just once to a conference would get it out of my system. I do feel obsessed by the idea. I have sworn to myself that I will attend the next extro no matter what. I get the impression they are the most fun of the Foresight, Alcor, etc. type conferences and that the most people come out to them. I want to meet the people whose posts I read each day.

you continue:
Fundamentally, one has to separate the desirable stuff from the
essential stuff. With regard to cryonics, that comes down to the
simple fact of whether or not you are signed up for suspension.

An excellent point. Perhaps I am a touch(or more) obsessive in my thinking which will need to be corrected post-singularity. I do need to get signed up still for cryonics and plan to do that before the year is out. I also need to try out deseryl for my depression to be able to handle life. Man, I am messed up! lol And my lunchbreak is long overdue and I have a ten minute jog back to work, I'm on my way to getting fired!

I suppose ultimately I am just tired of feeling powerless in doing the things I want to, like attend conferences! I hope all who attend have a great time.

best wishes,

John Grigg

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