RE: Papers vs. Email & Books

Nick Bostrom (
Sat, 16 Jan 1999 00:56:36 +0000

Robin Hanson wrote:
> > The related thing that most strikes me is the unfortunate
> > lack of paper-length contributions on the topics which
> > frequently appear on this list.

The reason is that for most people, writing an email is fun, but writing a paper is work. Since people here are not payed for their contributions, they mostly contribute in ways that are fun. If there were a lot of professors of transhumanism out there, I bet we would see plenty of papers.

But do write more papers, guys, please!

Nick Bostrom Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method London School of Economics