Re: Is anyone interested in immortality for all?

Anders Sandberg (
04 Mar 1999 17:41:37 +0100 writes:

> In a message dated 99-03-04 08:54:58 EST, Anders wrote:
> <<
> Interested in discussing it, or achieving it (which, in Tipler's
> rather odd physics, is inevitable)? >>
> Both, Anders. I think discussion is important. And, I don't accept the
> inevitability of it, and rather see it as something to work for.

Great. I'm sometimes worried about the amount of technological determinism I see on this list.

> The first step in achieving it is to setup and man an orginization dedicated
> to the project and designed to last long enough to make it happen.

Is that really the best first step? While it would be fun to have a Omega Point Study Institute, its utility might be rather low at first - all the necessary research is being done by ordinary scientists, the only thing OP-theoreticians need to do is to gather together the latest knowledge in cosmology, computation and robotics. Once we get to the stage where launching replicating probes and such becomes feasible, *then* the OPSI would become important in directing the debate about the project.

Anders Sandberg                                      Towards Ascension!                  
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