Re: meta-selves

Anders Sandberg (
28 Oct 1999 21:26:43 +0200 writes:

> In a message dated 10/28/1999 6:05:48 AM Pacific Daylight Time,
> writes:
> <<
> What guarantee do I have that my future self will not squander all my
> hard work to become a Ph.d. by becoming a hippie, move to Western
> Australia and spend his days surfing? >>

Of course not now, but there is no reason my deepest desires cannot change. Not likely, but still a possibility - there are plenty of examples in history of people who have changed profoundly for more or less good reasons.

As a transhumanist, I prefer to think of myself as a continuing process, not as a static object.

Anders Sandberg                                      Towards Ascension!                  
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