Re: Thoughts on death

From: Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (
Date: Mon Dec 17 2001 - 10:14:02 MST

Bob Arctor wrote:
> On Monday 17 December 2001 07:13, wetware bot curious recieved:
> > All four of my grandparents are alive.
> > And I have every intention of keeping it that way.
> i think this is not limited only to your family?

No, of course not. Every day, 150,000 people die, each one of them as
real a human being as Ken Clements's father or G.P.'s mother - but it's
Ken Clements and G.P. who are writing to this mailing list, and who I
wanted to remind that the fight goes on, for the living. I can best do
that by giving the example of my grandparents, to whom I have a specific
emotional attachment, not by citing statistics. Naturally everyone else
has personal attachments too, and those attachments have no more and no
less value than my own.

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Eliezer S. Yudkowsky
Research Fellow, Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence

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