Re: Singularity Memetics.

From: Brian Phillips (
Date: Sun Jan 27 2002 - 15:24:12 MST

> The actual question of whether an upload is "really you" has been
> exhausted on the Extropians list and is prohibited on SL4. This does not
> mean that everyone is required to assume that uploading will work and/or
> is philosophically acceptable. It means that you state your opinion (yes,
> no, whatever) where it is required as a premise, but do not argue that
> opinion on SL4.
> 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.

As I breath out a sigh of relief, let me second this decison. I am
not convinced of the short-term hard takeoff, claims to (nearly)
complete altruism leave me skeptical, and a monastic personal
life makes me suspicous as hel, but this IS a dead horse, and
I'm so glad I won't have to watch it get thwacked upteen more times.
Good call Eli.


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