RE: We're stuck with each other

From: Natasha Vita-More (
Date: Tue Jan 22 2002 - 08:42:55 MST

At 08:13 AM 1/22/02 -0600, Harvey wrote:

>Eliezer S. Yudkowsky wrote,
> > Maybe I'm wrong, but I really don't think so. I don't know how many
> > people would turn down immortality if you asked them the question
> > theoretically at a cocktail party, but ask them for real! - I really do
> > think that the refusers will be in a minority.
>Haven't people already done this? Most people *do* refuse immortality.
>When life extensionists appear on TV or radio, most of the audience do think
>that there is something wrong with extending lifespan. Religious people
>think its evil. Naturists think its unnatural. Luddites think its
>dangerous. Self-serving, atheistic, technology-loving, far-thinking
>pioneers are very rare.

Most people seem to correlate immortality with never dying and envision
Sartre's "No Exist". I think most people would desire superlongevity if
they have the freedom to die if they choose.

Natasha Vita-More

Founder, Transhumanist Arts
Art Director, Digital Design

"I'd rather be inebriated on a classic life than a 1996 classic Merlot."

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