Re: If it's not AI, Nano, or Uploading Extropians Ignore it.

Anders Sandberg (
Wed, 9 Oct 1996 17:59:26 +0200 (MET DST)

On Tue, 8 Oct 1996, David D. wrote:

> The other is the implications of the Human Genome
> Project.
> So? Discussed to death or new avenues of exploration?

HUGO is interesting, and much, much more powerful than many realizes.
Mapping the genome won't just help medicine and genetics a lot, it will
also subtly affect the way we see ourselves.

Another interesting thing is the dog genome project, which will probably
find the genetic basis for obedience and similar stuff - imagine the
interesting (and horrifying) potential for cross-species comparision (and
hybridization - I want a better sense of smell!).

Anders Sandberg Towards Ascension!
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