Re: Uplifting II

Technotranscendence (
Wed, 1 Dec 1999 20:21:00 -0800

On Wednesday, December 01, 1999 3:04 PM Glen wrote:
> I suppose it would depend on the species of octopod[sic!:)], and how much
of their
> previous behavioral structure remains in the uplift. There are some
> which are canibalistic, and there are some that die after reproducing.
> these themes still be present in our uplifted octopods? If so, it may
> for some friction from having different perspectives than humans on these
> questions.

Good point! These are some of things we discussed in the last spat of posting on this topic. I would imagine some of the previous structure would be maintained. It would kind of be pointless to just create humans, since there's an easier way to do that.:)

One of the concerns voiced previously. If a species which is carnivorous is uplifted, it might see humans as competition. Of course, this might be more of a nuisance than a bona fide threat.

The lifespan issue is very important too. It might be considered cruel to uplift a creature that can only live such a brief life. (This might be subjective, but I think a life span of three years is too short. Heck, I'm interested in immortality just like most of you.:)


Daniel Ust