Re: Genetic transition to posthumanism

From: Francois-Rene Rideau (
Date: Fri May 18 2001 - 14:40:42 MDT

On Fri, May 18, 2001 at 12:11:14PM -0700, Robert J. Bradbury wrote:
> I'm willing to make $100 bets with people that the
> manufacturing cost of designer bacteria with 1 million+
> base genomes will be under $10.00 by 2010.
A $100 bet with 1/1 odds? Bet taken. Where do I sign?

> I suppose this is something we should move over to the idea futures site
> so I can make a killing on it...
Is there some extropian bookmaker?
Maybe one who dynamically computes odds?
Isn't Robin organizing a generalized betting market somewhere?
Maybe we should make bets as to when this idea futures market
will or won't appear? [With the additional benefit that if enough people
bet against it, someone will collect the stakes, then step forward and
make it happen -- how does that fit or not fit in Robin's way
of looking at betting markets?]

Yours freely,

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