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

Lyle Burkhead (LYBRHED@delphi.com)
Fri, 18 Oct 1996 16:57:15 -0500 (EST)

David D. writes,

> 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?

You can do that anyway. You don't need gene therapy. The genes are
already there, we all have them, it's just a matter of turning them on.

Suppose you did have an aerosol. Imagine inhaling it. It goes deep
into your lungs. Time slows down, deja vu, timewarp, and in a matter
of seconds you have fallen down an infinite well and left your old life
behind, and entered into a new life, in a new universe, a shimmering
dancing multi-dimensional universe, filled with mmmm everywhere, in
your mind, mmmmmm... and it becomes more and more fine grained
until it reaches an infinite frequency, and you float in it.

>From there you can go anywhere. New ideas will come so fast
you can't write them down.