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

From: Stathis Papaioannou (
Date: Mon Oct 27 2008 - 16:46:21 MDT

2008/10/27 William Pearson <>:

> Why shouldn't you follow your Darwinian program? Actually wanting to
> survive is part of your darwinian program, just a sub part rather than
> all of it. What makes following one of these better than the other?
> If there was a well reasoned choice for choosing to maximise your life
> over the number of kids you might have, one preference should be more
> rational than the other....

Would it be "rational" for a very rich or powerful individuals to make
multiple genetic copies of themselves using reproductive technologies,
and should they pursue that in preference to all other projects?

Stathis Papaioannou

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