Uploaded Amish

From: Eugene Leitl (eugene.leitl@lrz.uni-muenchen.de)
Date: Mon Jun 19 2000 - 02:27:28 MDT

Eirikur Hallgrimsson writes:

> 4) The Amish are uploaded without their knowledge.
> If I ever write a post-singularity novel, my evil bad-guy is going
> to have an emulated planet of kidnap-uploaded Amish, the way that
> Blofeld had his cats or someone else might keep a fishtank in the
> waiting room. One of my rare evil notions.

Hey, it's not so evil, if you consider some of the alternatives:
disassembling this ball of dirt including adhering Amish biofilm due
to exponential expansion pressure. Given how slow meatspace life will
seem, and how unlikely a consensus is to emerge, perhaps hitting them,
and upload them minus most recent short-time experiences would seem
the most humane choice.

If posthumanity is about to gobble up the Earth instanter, survival of
biology might be in hands of single individual. Heck, I wouldn't mind
being a pet of a god. Rather god pet than dead.

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