On Monday, August 06, 2001 8:51 AM Eugene Leitl
>> A certain critic of posthuman ideas told me he fears life extension
>> because he thinks the old will become more powerful and less likely to
>> change ideologically in beneficial ways.
> If you have the tech to stay alive for so long, it allows you also to keep
> your edge, if you so chose. If it increases your fitness, it's good. If it
> doesn't, you'll be culled from the herd, anyway.
I agree, however, I woudl think that the better off we are, the more people
can choose suboptimal lifestyles and thought processes. I think the
critic's fear -- let's call him Greg, okay? -- was that a bunch of old
fogies with Victorian values with get locked into power. I do not see this
happening at all.
I wish Greg would participate in this list, but he's pretty much an
> I see the point of locking in a bad local minimum, but you can always walk
> away from a bad pocket -- space is big.
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