Re: No AI for Nano/No Nano for copyloads

From: Robin Hanson (
Date: Sat Jul 15 2000 - 09:01:50 MDT

Emlyn (onetel) wrote:

> If I was in a position to be cryonically suspended (which I don't think I am
> in Oz), I think I would make it very, very clear that I *volunteer* for the
> first uploading experiments. ... Exploit me, I don't care; becoming one of the
> first few Posthumans has got to come with a price tag. And ye gods, the
> payoff...

I am a cryonics customer, and I also want to make it clear that I volunteer to
be one of the first. Specifically, if a destructive scan procedure is up to an
90% chance of getting all the relevant info (ideally as judged by an idea
futures market), then scan me! And run my scan info in lots of simulations
trying to get the simulation rules right. Oh, if I seem to be in excessive pain
you might halt the simulation and try something else. But yes, the payoff could
be huge.

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