On Tuesday, June 01, 1999 8:37 PM, Eliezer S. Yudkowsky [SMTP:email@example.com] wrote:
> We(*) don't think about it anymore, do we?
I do. It is the primary motive behind my current mission in life, and I don't expect that to change until we're all SIs and/or dead.
> There's something terribly
> sad about the fact that a race can become so used to death and death and
> death that it has to be nearby, or spectacular, for it to be a tragedy.
Yes. The fact that we have to in order to survive only makes it worse.
> * = Well, maybe you don't think about it. As a Singularitarian, I know
> the statistics and I can snap my fingers in time to the planetary death rate.
Do you happen to have an on-line reference? My old one seems to have become a dead link.