RE: Genetic transition to posthumanism

From: Ben Goertzel (
Date: Fri Apr 27 2001 - 15:02:18 MDT

I agree with J. Mathieu

I guess Eliezer's view is that a superhuman AI will figure out how to upload
us long before we figure out how to improve ourselve genetically...

But this is clearly by no means a sure thing. The timing of various
futuristic technologies is difficult to estimate. Maybe it will take a
superhuman AI combined with a genetically brain-enhanced human to figure out
how uploading works...

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  On April 27, 2001 Eliezer S. Yudkowsky wrote:

>Genetics is too slow to have any impact, and receives little or no
>among knowledgeable transhumanists.

  I would say that it is a little naive to claim that genetics will not have
  impact on the future evolutionary path of humanity. Maybe it is due to a
  limited education that some people would claim this. I fully believe in
  potential of science, including nanotechnology and AI, but it seems like
  people on this list live in a fantasy land.

  J. Mathieu

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