From: "Robert J. Bradbury" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> This is a key example of where advanced (biotech) engineering
> will allow you to engineer your body before robust nanotech
> engineering is available. My best guess however at that "window"
> where biotech trumps nanotech is very short, probably only 10-15
> years. I might be very wrong in my estimates though, so the
> pursuit of biotech alternatives is useful in case the NanoSantas
> get caught in the slush resulting from global warming.
Nice critique, thanks.
The type of biotech you mention would seem to eclipse whatever benefits
cloning might offer, in the long run as well as the short. But of course if
UIMs emerge before transmitochrondianism does, all this is moot, right?
Useless hypotheses, etc.:
consciousness, phlogiston, philosophy, vitalism, mind, free will, qualia,
analog computing, cultural relativism, GAC, Cyc, Eliza, and ego.
Everything that can happen has already happened, not just once,
but an infinite number of times, and will continue to do so forever.
(Everything that can happen = more than anyone can imagine.)
We won't move into a better future until we debunk religiosity, the most
regressive force now operating in society.
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