Re: Afterlife?

Skye Howard (
Mon, 6 Dec 1999 15:08:10 -0800 (PST)

It strikes me outright that in order to figure the validity of such a civilisation's abilities I might have to go on a great deal of grave digging for proof.... of course, the signs of uploading from a civilisation advanced enough to do time travel might be hard to spot.

Then again, there are other matters to be considered. For example, who would be a likely target for uploading? I remember someone stating that in a future where we had maybe 50 billion people well cared for, with better education, that the number of people who were amazing geniuses might be hundreds or thousands of times more than today.... in such a case, wouldn't it be somewhat less likely that people would go for one of us cave people than, say, someone who was considered very advanced for a world a hundred years from now? The ultra savants of the future may well make names for themselves, also...

I would think the primary targets would be people of great historical value... possibly Newton or Einstein, maybe Asimov or Shakespeare... Columbus or Picasso. *laughs* though I don't expect anything to come of it, someone could feasibly lead an expedition in search of "signs of upload"... though it seems like a bit of a waste of time. Unless you get results, of course;)


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