Re: Is cryopreservation a solution?

The Low Golden Willow (
Sun, 28 Sep 1997 20:48:47 -0700 (PDT)

On Sep 28, 4:35pm, Geoff Smith wrote:

} > come to pass. Also, the computers might take over at some point, or they
} > might also see some advantage in cooperation.
} I cannot see a highly superior population of autonomous computers caring
} one bit about collaboration with human beings. This would be like us
} colloborating with mosquitoes... why would we do it? They're

Why do people keep dogs? Cats? Plants? Dumber than we are, and a
drain on our material resources. But they amuse some of us, and humans
might amuse 'superior' minds. At least humans are sentient and
capable of language.

In _Excession_ a ship-Mind talked about the interest it took in the
affairs of the humans aboard it, and how it liked to see things to
completion, which led to it hosting one specially for forty years. In
"State of the Art" the ship is alleged to like to hook humans up
with each other. "The Arbitrary had an oddly heterosexual bent."
I think these attitudes are plausible.

-xx- Damien R. Sullivan X-) <*>

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