From: "Randy Smith" <email@example.com>
> Well, let's face it, I have agree with many of the AI fanatics on this list
> in their implied opinion that mankind's extended phenotype, mankind's tools,
> technology, etc., will be, and perhaps in some ways already is, "better"
> than mankind itself.
Yes! That's it. Just as Homo sapiens is better (more highly evolved and
entailing greater complexity) than the human genome that made it, so
technology (and the evolutionary phase transition it makes possible) is better
than Homo saps.
Useless hypotheses, etc.:
consciousness, phlogiston, philosophy, vitalism, mind, free will, qualia,
analog computing, cultural relativism, GAC, Cyc, Eliza, cryonics, individual
Everything that can happen has already happened, not just once,
but an infinite number of times, and will continue to do so forever.
(Everything that can happen = more than anyone can imagine.)
We won't move into a better future until we debunk religiosity, the most
regressive force now operating in society.
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