Re: [sl4] Uploading into a deterministic sim vs Many worlds

From: Stathis Papaioannou (
Date: Mon Oct 27 2008 - 05:11:01 MDT

2008/10/27 William Pearson <>:

> Would you say it was rational to take a treatment to extend your life
> by 20 years, if it made you sterile and if female incapable of having
> IVF? Assuming you weren't sure about the singularity/massive
> improvements in reproductive tech happening before you died.
> Not counting potential people at all, seems like a possible recipe for
> disaster...

Whether it's rational or not depends on your priorities. If you wanted
to spread your genes as much as possible it would be rational, if you
wanted to personally live as long as possible it would not. One of the
main advantages of being human is that you don't have to blindly
follow the narrow Darwinian program.

Stathis Papaioannou

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