Em, the "greater scheme of things" may matter less then a vastly expanded
lifetime, if one considers that philosophically, permanent unconsciousness is
equal to value death. I am paraphrasing John Leslie from the University of
Guelph in Canada. You can read a bit of Leslie's writings on Nick Bostrom's
website. But I demur to you, what you consider, more valid.
In a message dated 4/30/2001 6:59:12 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
<< So, any life-extension techniques are merely temporary. If there's a God,
otherwise an afterlife, it will get us in the end, afterall. God's meant to
be immortal, eternal, etc etc... surely multiplying our lifespans by a few
orders of magnitude couldn't really matter in the greater scheme of
Just remember, as the heat death of the universe approaches, deathbed
conversion is still an option...
(not that I believe in that stuff, mind you)
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