Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (
Sat, 24 Oct 1998 19:09:52 -0500

Kathryn Aegis wrote:
> By the year 3000, it goes almost without saying that most humans will
> have the means and opportunity to evolve to the transhuman stage. My
> question--will we have seen the first posthuman(s) by then? How many?
> In what form?

By the year 2050 at the absolute latest (assuming no civilization-destroying wars) I expect that there will be nothing recognizably mortal, much less human, in our Solar System. It's a matter of positive feedback.

What will there be in a subjective millennium? (Or whatever period puts us at an interesting point along the trajectory?) Now *there* is an interesting question...

--         Eliezer S. Yudkowsky

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