From: "Jim Fehlinger" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Saturday, March 17, 2001 3:43 PM
Subject: Re: How To Live In A Simulation
> "Eliezer S. Yudkowsky" wrote:
> > Jim Fehlinger wrote:
> > >
> > > No thanks, but I'll certainly be spending a subjective millennium
> > > or two in Lothlorien.
> > Not that I haven't been tempted... and it's an analogy that has occurred
> > to me as well... but I must point out, first, that you'd be bored after
> > six months max...
> Not if it were possible to devise and assume an outlook consistent with
> what Tolkien said about the Eldar. Remember, they were fitted by design
> to immortality "within the Circles of the World", and they never
> got bored. To the Elves, human boredom was a symptom of the
> "elsewhither seeking" of Men, whom they called the Strangers,
> or the Guests.
> To come back down to earth (relatively speaking :-> ), it might
> be an interesting outlook to try out.
> Jim F.
It sounds like a really good way to get yourself killed, in these
enlightened times. I'm trying the opposite.
To Elsewither and Beyond!
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