At 02:41 AM 7/12/98 -0700, Hara Ra wrote:
>This all assumes that SIs are separate from us. One way to avoid this is
>to form a symbiosis with them. This brings up other interesting issues,
>such as bandwidth, and whether the symbiotic system would feel that the
>human component is worth keeping around.
I'd rather not see transhumanity written up in 2055, with a headline something like 'Mesopotamia Dried Up -- Transhumanity Too" or "Like the Romans Patricians, Transhumanity Slept While The SIs Arrived." It wasn't a lack of creativity that caused the fall of certain societies, but a lack of good strategies in dealing with possible future outcomes of technologies. (-- an ecological impact plan.)
I've had to deal with the residue of slavery in the South, and getting a right to vote. I really can't fathom performing like a "fast minded dog" serving coffee to a SI. I'd rather the Si's internal society (of mind) agents (as an option for a SI profiling) at least delve into my mind agents and function symbiotically, or at least intuitively.
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