Re: The All-Purpose Nanite (was Re: "Cyberpower" and futur)

Chris Hind (
Thu, 28 Nov 1996 20:56:21 -0800

At 19:37 11/28/96 -0600, you wrote:
>> If they don't utilize the current cryonics, it's not my problem, it's their
>> fault. Besides most of those people don't want to live longer than their
>> normal lifespans anyways due to religious beliefs.
>Nobody knows about cryonics, and I frankly don't trust it to preserve my
>soul, being a Penrosian noncomputationalist. I sincerely doubt that the
>average human would turn down immortality.

They would turn it down initially but demand it on their deathbed.

>My ethical system says that as a student of the Singularity, I have to
>accept responsibility for piloting humanity safely home, and that's all
>of humanity. If you want to be irresponsible, that's your decision.
>Mine is that every unnecessary death is my personal fault for not
>thinking fast enough.

There is something called the free market which is every man is out for
themselves. You're making it sound like a religion? You meantioned a soul
and that you are a student of the singularity as if it were a superior
being. Lets not get religious about the singularity. Please! You may
consider me heartless and cruel but thats life for yah! The free market is
heartless and cruel and nothing can stop that so live with it. You sound
like a bleeding heart liberal attempting to ease all pain and suffering on
the planet. Come on, try to save the planet.

Buzz Lightyear> "I *alone* have information that can stop him"
Woody> "You're a Toyyyyyeeeee!!!" "You're an insignificant child's play