I agree with J. Mathieu
I guess Eliezer's view is that a superhuman AI will figure out how to upload
us long before we figure out how to improve ourselve genetically...
But this is clearly by no means a sure thing. The timing of various
futuristic technologies is difficult to estimate. Maybe it will take a
superhuman AI combined with a genetically brain-enhanced human to figure out
how uploading works...
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Sent: Friday, April 27, 2001 3:23 PM
Subject: Re: Genetic transition to posthumanism
On April 27, 2001 Eliezer S. Yudkowsky wrote:
>Genetics is too slow to have any impact, and receives little or no
>among knowledgeable transhumanists.
I would say that it is a little naive to claim that genetics will not have
impact on the future evolutionary path of humanity. Maybe it is due to a
limited education that some people would claim this. I fully believe in
potential of science, including nanotechnology and AI, but it seems like
people on this list live in a fantasy land.
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