Re: [sl4] Re: More silly but friendly ideas

From: John K Clark (
Date: Fri Jul 04 2008 - 23:44:17 MDT

On Fri, 4 Jul 2008 "Lee Corbin" <>

> I have many good days right now when I am never bored.

On good days you have no need to be bored, but the trouble is that not
all days can be good.

> Should I, for example, live through this century
> somehow, I intend to never be bored.

If you survive into the next century you will have far more control over
your mind than you have now; if you want to engineer you mind so that
you never ever become bored you will certainly be able to do so. However
I think that would be a very unwise thing to do, as unwise as
engineering yourself never to be sad.

I am absolutely convinced that I am giving very sound advice, however I
realize that temptation is great and my counsel might be hard to
implement in practice; so hard in fact that it may very well be the
explanation for the Fermi Paradox.

  John K Clark

  John K Clark
-- - Faster than the air-speed velocity of an
                          unladen european swallow

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