"O'Regan, Emlyn" wrote:
> I have found that this has occupied my thoughts more and more, and so my
> conversation. In fact, I'm probably becoming an immortality bore. The
> problem I have is, that when I'm blabbing away about living in the last
> generation of mortals or the first generation of immortals, depending on
> luck basically (and a lot of people's hard work, sorry to all you out
> there), I suddenly get quite embarrased if I'm talking to or am nearby
> an elderly person.
"We will drag this planet, kicking and screaming, into the stark and unknowable future... We will do it before our parents die of old age." - The Extropian Banner
-- firstname.lastname@example.org Eliezer S. Yudkowsky http://pobox.com/~sentience/AI_design.temp.html http://pobox.com/~sentience/singul_arity.html Disclaimer: Unless otherwise specified, I'm not telling you everything I think I know.