Re: Emotions "vestigial"? was Re: On being Extropian
Tue, 22 Oct 1996 02:10:58 -0400

I wrote,

>In the future<snip> rather than abolishing emotion,
or lessening it, our "emotional landscapes" will
>become more rewarding, more rich, more refined

Chris Replies:
>>I suppose that without emotion we would have no ambition to create new

Perhaps not. "I feel, therefore I move?" Don't forget,
in *fiction* the android artificial intelligence,
painfully living in a loveless, emotionally blind state,
is always searching for emotion... if they FEEL
something, laugh, love, cry, get angry ..whatever...
they pass the true test of being sentient....