Re: Eternity, Infinity, Religion and Transhumanism

Max M (
Sun, 17 Nov 1996 23:08:29 +0100

New Media Director



This is my way cool signature message!!

> From: Jake Costello <>
> What I want to know is, how many of you want real eternal life
> as opposed to an indefinite lifespan?

Well i will settle for an indefinit lifespan. I believe that the truly
eternal life is an utopia. If you live long enough even the random chance
that an accident will kill you will get near a 100%.

> For those of you who do, how do you conceive of such an existence?
> Much has been written in extropian circles about how one can
> meaningfully retain one's identity while vastly augmenting one's mental
> capabilities.

Isn't that the same dilemma that we face already now in our short
lifespans? If i am me right now and in the next years/days/seconds/... i
learn and develop, can i then with my limited memory and fuzzy recall claim
to be the same person?