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

From: Stathis Papaioannou (
Date: Sat Jul 05 2008 - 03:50:30 MDT

2008/7/5 John K Clark <>:

> 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.

If you're convinced that it's sound advice but still worried that you
might give in to temptation, then re-engineer your mind so that you
aren't tempted. The problem with drug addiction is that it isn't
possible to do this.

Stathis Papaioannou

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