From: Robert J. Bradbury (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Mon Jan 21 2002 - 09:47:44 MST
On Mon, 21 Jan 2002, Harvey Newstrom wrote:
> We may be more advanced than the rest of the world, or left
> behind as a future evolves off in an unexpected direction.
> In any case, I see this group of people as family.
> Any thoughts? Or am I not getting enough caffeine again?
Good post Harvey. I think it is precisely right on. There
are at most a few thousand of us that will be able to bore
future transhumanists to tears by the endless retelling of stories
that begin: "I remember when...".
It is also quite possible that accidents or slower than our
optimistic perspective of technology development may shrink
the founding group to hundreds or even dozens. It will further
shrink as some choose to evolve in directions such that they
become "people" we no longer recognize. Good reasons for us
to learn to play nicely.
At our age its easy to answer your last question -- hold up
your arm. If your hand shakes you've had enough caffeine. :-)
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