Re: We're stuck with each other

From: Anders Sandberg (
Date: Mon Jan 21 2002 - 15:59:21 MST

Given how fun we had at Spike's place at Extro 5, I look forward to the
appearance of us as a community of first generation immortals. Although
I guess Eliezer and I are going to be saying "I told you so" to each
other a long time after the Singularity :-)

I think Harvey has an interesting point with that immortality may not
immediately become a hit. If there is some cost or trouble involved
(like a training regimen, or keeping a sufficiently dynamic mind) it may
take quite a while even for immortality to become popular. We tend to
think of longevity and immortality as the best things possible, but
these views are not universally held and often people (us included!)
value short-term rewards over the long-term rewards of longevity. This
might contribute to a gradual spread of superlongevity rather than
everybody getting it as quickly as possible.

Anders Sandberg                                      Towards Ascension!                  
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