john grigg wrote:
> wow, so you are only nineteen!
Yes, but soon I'll be twenty. Soon I will no longer not be a teenager; instead I will not be a young adult. In just a month or so, I will not be part of a completely different social group! It makes me giddy just thinking about it! I just hope I can handle the transition.
> I imagined you being in your late fifties at
> least with a balding head and a professorship somewhere!!
Most people do.
> This is just
> amazing to me! I'm very curious about what college you attend and what your
> major is.
Let's just say that this question incorporates a false assumption and leave it at that, shall we?
> If you tell me you work as a gas station attendant and are not
> ambitious only wanting to learn about science for your own fun I will pass
No, although it does seem likely that I'll just get work as a computer programmer at some temp agency (or something) so I can do The Job in my spare time. Not having a life should cut down on expenses a bit.
> Anchorage has a fellow with an extremely high I.Q. that I read about
> in the paper who is perfectly content as a heavy equipment operator but his
> friends freak when they see all the books in his home about theoretical
> physics and chemistry!
This is news? Wonder what they'd make of a mutant supergenius.
> What is your career goal?
The Singularity, of course. What else?
> When I read the extropian
> song lyrics you wrote while inspired at a con I just thought "he's pretty
> hip for an old guy!"
Oh, that's wonderful! That really is wonderful! "Pretty hip for an old guy!" That goes on the list right next to "72-year-old Brooklyn grandmother" and "Someone who, if fringe, is at least not completely looney."
-- firstname.lastname@example.org Eliezer S. Yudkowsky http://pobox.com/~sentience/tmol-faq/meaningoflife.html Running on BeOS Typing in Dvorak Programming with Patterns Voting for Libertarians Heading for Singularity There Is A Better Way