Re: "Sound and Fury" over enhancements

From: J. R. Molloy (
Date: Thu Jan 10 2002 - 07:43:45 MST

From: "Anders Sandberg" <>
> Exactly. I was talking about long-term effects. That people get happy
> when they win and may become more optimistic (just as people subjected
> to a disaster often develop a negative life-outlook) is a no-brainer.

So we might think. Nevertheless, the brainless platitude that "money can't buy
happiness" seems to persist, despite all evidence to the contrary.

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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 the scientific method
accurately identifies incorrect thinking.

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