Re: Singularity Memetics.

From: Alan Grimes (
Date: Sun Jan 27 2002 - 12:45:59 MST

> > While I continue to support AI/Nanotech, I at the same time demand
> > strong assurances from everyone whom I work with on singulatarian
> > activities that I will never be subject to such a process...

> Uploading, like everything else in the universe, is supposed to be
> voluntary.

I pray that be the case....

> That said, I hope for your sake that given time and education you can
> overcome your fear of uploading and join the rest of the human
> universe.

I think I have just witnessed an ego massive enough to distort time and
space enough to turn a proportion ammounting to less than half a
percentage of the general population to "everybody but Alan Grimes and
the few crackpots who agree with him."

Please don't take this as an insult but rather as a bucket of cold

> The actual question of whether an upload is "really you" has been
> exhausted on the Extropians list and is prohibited on SL4.

That's fine, I didn't ask that.
It all comes down to what one beleives and values, and I have already
said what I wanted to say.

> The reason for this is that the nature of uploading is one of the
> eternal dead-horse topics on Extropians, and I have no intention of
> letting the same thing happen to SL4.

I wouldn't know.
The volume of discussion on that list excedes what I have the capacity
to read.


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