Re: Stewart Brand's The Clock of the Long Now

From: Stewart Brand (
Date: Tue Jan 16 2001 - 20:50:33 MST

At 9:07 PM -0500 1/16/01, Eliezer S. Yudkowsky wrote:
> > >Translation: "It doesn't matter whether your body is stable at 22, if
> > >your mind is a thousand years old."
> >
> > ...if your mind has a thousand years experience.
>Of course.
>Silly me.
>"I'm not a thousand years old; I'm a thousand years young!"

More like a thousand years weary, jaded, tired, bored, suicidal.

It's not even interesting being pretty and strong if everybody is
pretty and strong.

A thousand years wise might mean something. What, remains to be
seen. The fiction writers so far assume a great interest in either
aesthetics or history in coming methuselas. Might be.

Do read Sterling's HOLY FIRE.

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