Re: dawn of neurohacks

From: Joaquim Almgren Gāndara (
Date: Mon Nov 27 2000 - 15:59:55 MST

Eliezer wrote:
> Humans are already the smartest ones around - where are you going to
> splice the genes from?

Although I see your point and more or less agree (plus it was a hip and catchy
way to conclude your e-mail), I believe the idea is to raise the global
intelligence of humans as a race by introducing "smartness genes" in embryos
that have a high probability of growing up to be stupid. I admit that it would
take too long to actually raise the intelligence on an individual level using
this method, given our relatively long lifespan. However, who knows? Maybe
aliens will stop by and give us some of their DNA? Maybe we already have some,
hidden away somewhere? (Uh-oh, this is way below SL4.) I dunno, my money is on
the Singularity, though. (Phew.)

- Joaquim Gāndara

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