Re: John Nash, proto-Extropian?

From: Anders Sandberg (
Date: Wed Feb 20 2002 - 16:47:44 MST

On Wed, Feb 20, 2002 at 02:50:46PM -0800, Richard Steven Hack wrote:
> >
> >Augment and accentuate, not necessarily replace.
> >
> So when you have a brain that thinks a million times as fast as a human
> brain, you want to totter around on two legs?

Does it matter? Any macroscopic body is going to be ridiculously slow
and crude for such a mind.

> People, when fully developed nanotech is here, there will be NO need for a
> human body or human brain as we know it. As Esfandiary said once, the
> human brain is like a mud-hut in Mexico - you can string pretty lights
> around it, move in some good-looking pigs, but it's still a mud-hut...

To continue the analogy, the goal is to create an improved house, but
not to get rid of houses. The mistake of the anti-body meme is that it
tries to get rid of any trace of the "impure" and "imperfect" rather
than concentrating on how to extend and improve on the valuable parts of
us. A negative rather than positive creed.

Anders Sandberg                                      Towards Ascension!                  
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