Re: Selfish Reason To Preserve Chimps

From: Chris Russo (
Date: Thu Nov 29 2001 - 09:53:19 MST

On Thursday, November 29, 2001, at 11:58 AM, Mark Walker wrote:
> BTW, I think there are a couple of reasons genetic engineering ought to
> be
> given more prominence in Transhumanist thinking. First, it is something
> that
> we could start right after lunch--at least we have the technology, we
> just
> need the resources and the political will. Imagine if genetic
> engineering
> smarter persons were taken on with the same sort of political
> enthusiasm as
> landing men on the moon. I realize that around here genetic engineering
> is
> not as "sexy" as uploading but it would seem wise not to put all our
> posthuman eggs in one basket.

You're probably right. We should create the super geniuses with genetic
engineering. Then they can figure out all that tricky nano stuff. :)

> (After all, the claim that humans can create
> an AI is an empirical and falsifiable proposition)

Heh, uh, URL please?


Chris Russo

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