Re: Infinite anticipation

From: J. R. Molloy (
Date: Mon Jan 07 2002 - 13:39:18 MST

From: "Jacques Du Pasquier" <>
> But what if you're in a
> situation in which there is no such time limit ?

Then you recognize and acknowledge that situation.
In reality, there actually is no such time limit, because it's only imaginary.
As intelligent systems, we have forever to grok the reality of eternal
recurrence, and having done so, we resolve to hide the truth from ourselves
better next time, and we do, but we know we will eventually forget it as our
memory fades.

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Useless hypotheses, etc.:
 consciousness, phlogiston, philosophy, vitalism, mind, free will, qualia,
analog computing, cultural relativism, GAC, Cyc, Eliza, cryonics, individual
uniqueness, ego, human values, scientific relinquishment, malevolent AI,
non-sensory experience, SETI

We move into a better future in proportion as science displaces superstition.

     Everything that can happen has already happened, not just once,
     but an infinite number of times, and will continue to do so forever.
     (Everything that can happen = more than anyone can imagine.)

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