Re: If it's not AI, Nano, or Uploading Extropians Ignore it.

David D. (
Thu, 17 Oct 1996 20:41:26 -0700

Anders Sandberg wrote:
> I haven't heard about that (its a joke, right?), but the representative
> from DG XIII of the European Union was rather proud of Europe having
> finished the yeast genome project on schedule and on budget.

Anders, I hope you won't take this the wrong way, but I've learned a lot
from both your webpage and your posts here.
I've just started thinking about the genome projects and the near future
results of these researches. And, I'd like to ask your opinion, or
direction, on something.
If gene therapy for humans started at least by 1990, then wouldn't it be
possible to use that technology for genetic re-creation. Example: If I
had the money and the right doctor, could I isolate the "novelty" gene,
whip up an elixir, shot it up (or perhaps inhale it in aerosol form), to
give myself a "high" that made me want to pursue "novel" (or perhaps
there's an extropian gene) ideas, ways and means?


Until I hear otherwise I'm going to assume it's possible now, only no
one's doing it.

David D.