Re: Uplifting II

Technotranscendence (
Thu, 2 Dec 1999 20:16:55 -0800

On Thursday, December 02, 1999 12:05 PM Eugene Leitl wrote:
> > I would. I think it's a natural extension of whatever cluster of
> > leads people to have pets (as opposed to enjoying wildlife) and
> > only semi-useful animals.
> I would, too. I'd also not only uplift, but (re)create from
> scratch. It would be great fun to make many mythological beings (I'm
> particular to the Irish mythos) reality they've been denied, and then
> (temporarily) "downlift" yourself, to be able to play with them as an
> equal.
> It would be interesting to see how small the gap between the creator
> and creatures can be made.

I'd rather start with uplifting because we can probably get started now with current technology. It doesn't require much more than mutagens and artificial selection to get the process up and running. This might not seem sexy, but think about the end result.


Daniel Ust