Re: The World's Fastest Political Quiz

From: Technotranscendence (
Date: Mon Aug 06 2001 - 20:22:18 MDT

On Monday, August 06, 2001 8:51 AM Eugene Leitl wrote:
>> 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.

I agree!


Daniel Ust
    "Censorship and Art" is now online at:

This archive was generated by hypermail 2b30 : Fri Oct 12 2001 - 14:40:03 MDT