Re: A scary but HYPOTHETICAL question.

From: Spike Jones (
Date: Sat Oct 14 2000 - 18:08:29 MDT

> Alex Future Bokov wrote:
> >
> > One's effectiveness in accheiving overarching goals is sometimes hobbled
> > by self-preservation. If one knew that one was going to die soon (and for
> > whatever reason cryosyspension was not an option)...
> "Eliezer S. Yudkowsky" wrote: There are some things I haven't managed to write
> down yet. I'd use any
> remaining assets in an effort to gather in one place the best people I've been
> able to find, or (less preferably) travel to them individually, and transfer
> everything I knew as fast as I could. Preferably with a video camera running.

Sure, and this answer will be surely echoed from others, but the question
to me is: why is it that so many of us seem to have this unquestioned
instinct to use our dying breath attempting to download to surviving
humanity those insights we have managed to gain? Im not arguing
this is not a good thing to do, I just cannot figure out exactly why. spike

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