Re: We're stuck with each other

From: Arona Ndiaye (
Date: Tue Jan 22 2002 - 16:15:25 MST

>>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.

I still find it hard to believe that more than a little portion of the total
population would be willing to be 'left behind'. At the 'beginning' people
might decide to be 'left behind'. Nothing new there, it's the old 'scared of
change' attitude. After a little while ( assuming we're still at 150k
deaths/day, which is really optimistic ) a few more rapes, murders, Bin Laden
III ( the return of the revenge of...) etc... I'd expect a sensible increase
in the number of people NOT wanting to be left behind. If someone willingly
chooses to be left behind, great for them. I'll be very gone....

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