Re: Yehuda Yudkowsky, 1985-2004

From: Metaqualia (
Date: Mon Nov 22 2004 - 07:13:51 MST

That would also describe me before I started studying singularity and
transhumanist topics.
I wasn't terrified at all, I became a hedonist and devoted my life to sex
and music.
Horror is not what you know will happen for certain, it is what you
constantly fear and doubt about.
Overall I am more depressed now because I worry about not being suspended


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From: "gabriel C" <>
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Sent: Monday, November 22, 2004 4:50 AM
Subject: RE: Yehuda Yudkowsky, 1985-2004

>I wonder if there was ever an atheist who accepted the full
>>horror, making no excuses, offering no consolations, who did not also hope
>>for some future dawn. What must it be like to live in this world, seeing
>>it just the way it is, and think that it will never change, never get any
> That would describe me, before I stumbled upon this list in 1999. Facing
> certain extinction, I was alternately terrified and depressed. I still am,
> but now with a tiny thread of hope. Otherwise I think I would be insane by
> now.

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