RE: We're stuck with each other

From: Harvey Newstrom (
Date: Mon Jan 21 2002 - 16:06:51 MST

Eliezer S. Yudkowsky wrote,
> Harvey, you have a *very* strange way of looking at the world

Thanks for the compliment.

> Right now, there are six billion people alive in the world.[...]
> Do you really need to postulate that we are a small group among that six
> billion?

I'm not sure I understand the question. I think part of your scenario
assumed that at the end of time we will still be six billion. I doubt this.
Even if it were technically possible, most people simply will not want to
journey into the future. They will choose to be left behind, and I don't
think enlightened being of the future will force them to survive against
their will. Despite your optimism, I suspect we will always be an odd
minority group.

Harvey Newstrom, CISSP <>
Principal Security Consultant, Newstaff Inc. <>
Board of Directors, Extropy Institute <>
Cofounder, Pro-Act <>

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