Re: Posthuman Politics

From: Spike Jones (
Date: Sun Oct 14 2001 - 21:09:21 MDT

> Eliezer wrote:
> >
> > Maybe I'm being too harsh here. I guess a lot of these ideas look a lot
> > less silly if you're planning for a 50-year or, ha ha, 100-year outlook.
> > But try pretending, as a mental exercise, that everything you do with your
> > life has to be completely finished by 2008 to do any good, and see what
> > that does to your perspective.

I am hoping to not cause offense by the comparison of singularitarians
to the christian apocalypicists. Two such groups are Seventh Day
Adventist and Jehovah's Witness. Both expect the soon return of
their god, their singularity, but they differ in a very important way.
Adventists encourage their young people to go to college, whereas the
Witnesses say do not go, for there is not enough time left for such things,
get out and knock on doors, distribute the Watchtower, etc.

Of all the singularitarians, is not Eliezer perhaps the most witnesslike?

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