Re: Goo prophylaxis (was: Re: Hanson antiproliferation method?)

Anders Sandberg (
Thu, 21 Aug 1997 16:59:52 +0200 (MET DST)

On Fri, 22 Aug 1997, Damien Broderick wrote:

> At 11:32 AM 8/21/97 +0200, a Swedish specialist wrote:
> >We know immune systems do a fairly good job against natural "goo",
> >although at a noticeable price: it consumes a lot of energy, and we
> >multicellular animals have evolved sex [...]
> >to improve its chances.
> My God, Anders, that's it! We must forestall the goo problem with sex!
> Yes, with sex, I tell you! With more sex! More sex! More sex! More sex!
> Sorry, I seem to be... getting a little... overexci-- Perhaps it's true
> that I need to get out more often.

Hmm, I still think you have a point. Maybe we should let our
nanosystems have sex occasionally to gain better immunity for
themselves or their descendant systems from nanoinfections.

Pedigree toasters?

Anders Sandberg Towards Ascension!
GCS/M/S/O d++ -p+ c++++ !l u+ e++ m++ s+/+ n--- h+/* f+ g+ w++ t+ r+ !y