Re: Simulated Misery was Re: Merciful Retroactive Abortions

From: J. R. Molloy (
Date: Sun Mar 18 2001 - 11:13:29 MST

From: "Robert J. Bradbury" <>
Once we reach the level where we drive our own self-evolution,
> we *MUST* mutate "ourselves" (e.g. self-copies) and run those copies
> along the time line to see if they are "better" versions. If the
mutants have
> appealing survival characteristics, you then load those changes back
into your
> "real" version. The degree to which you may self-evolve to a higher
level may
> depend crucially on your ability to endure your own self-induced misery.

You assume that misery will occur. Why? Surely beings smart enough to
self-evolve can figure out how to avoid misery, as another list member has
already indicated.

Stay hungry,

--J. R.

Useless hypotheses: consciousness, phlogiston, philosophy, vitalism, mind,
free will

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