Re: life extension advocacy plans (fear of Tithonus) --> survey

From: Max (
Date: Tue Jul 10 2001 - 12:51:43 MDT

Eliezer, I know exactly how you feel. My grandparents are in their 70's and
I'm awfully worried that they won't make it, and unless there is some
breakthrough, they are probably not going to have themselves suspended. My
parents are in their 40's and 50's, and I'm worried that something would
happen to them too. I just can't see it being as nice if they were not
alive, but hopefully they will be.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Eliezer S. Yudkowsky" <>
To: <>
Sent: Monday, July 09, 2001 10:00 PM
Subject: Re: life extension advocacy plans (fear of Tithonus) --> survey

> How old am I? Old enough to vote. Anything else is on a need-to-know
> basis, and you don't need to know. But to my mind, the worry is whether
> my *grandparents* make it to the Singularity. I seriously doubt that even
> the old fogeys among us will miss the train. If you're under forty, you
> essentially have a cast-iron guarantee that you won't die of old age. You
> may be hit by a truck, die of a premature heart attack at fifty, or have
> an artery eaten by goo, but you won't die of old age. Hope this cheers
> y'all up.
> -- -- -- -- --
> Eliezer S. Yudkowsky
> Research Fellow, Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence

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