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

From: Jason Joel Thompson (
Date: Tue Jan 16 2001 - 22:52:29 MST

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From: "Max More" <>

> At 07:50 PM 1/16/01, Stewart Brand wrote:
> >More like a thousand years weary, jaded, tired, bored, suicidal.
> I almost become suicidally bored hearing this extremely work myth. I think
> there are many possibilities other than becoming terminally jaded. I dealt
> with this old crestnut (the issue not Stewart!) at the Alcor Life
> Technology Conference last year. As part of the panel discussion following
> Natasha's presentation I spoke on "The Zardoz Myth".

I think the 'myth' is representative of a very weak imagination. To be
frank, I'd be prepared to happily live a thousand years, even -without-
paradigm busting alterations to my current ability to perceive and process

I'm pleased to have this level of fundamental optimism built into my core
being. My esteem for life runneth over.

 I have about 1,650
> words of notes and excerpts from my book-in-progress. I won't post them
> here, but if anyone wants to see them, let me know and I'll email them.

I'd be interested.


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