Re: advantages of uploading (was Re: re [2]: What is "New Age"? )

Robin Hanson (
Thu, 12 Jun 1997 09:47:43 -0700 (PDT)

Hal Finney writes:
>So if the future world is one in which competition is a significant
>factor, there will be pressure to run your brain as fast as you can.
>This is too bad, because actually in most ways the quality of life
>will be worse for the super-fast brain.

An analogy is the transition from nomadic herding to farming. Farming
was a worse life style by most accounts -- including worse food and
harder labor. But it was a vastly larger economic niche, and most of
us are descended from people who filled it.

Robin D. Hanson