Re: [sl4] Uploads, slavery, concerts and fair trade.

From: Petter Wingren-Rasmussen (
Date: Mon Feb 02 2009 - 17:54:04 MST

On Mon, Feb 2, 2009 at 10:50 PM, John K Clark <> wrote:
> I really don't think a Jupiter Brain will give a damn if
> something is hand made or not. I'm very far from a Jupiter Brain but
> even I know that's dumb.

The main reason to care about if something is handmade or not, or a
rock concert for that matter, is its uniqueness.
In a virtual reality where everything can be logged and relived
without loss of sensory input, I agree with you though - there doesnt
seem to be any point to it at all.

On the other hand, keeping a few human beings around for nostalgic
reasons shouldnt cost much, simply because I dont think Earth will be
very attractive if our civilizations dependance on DNA-based organisms

Personally IŽd prefer to be living somewhere else if uploaded - the
moon, somewhere in the asteroid-belt or in orbit around some planet.
Main reason being that travel would be cheaper and watching space
would be much easier.

Personally I dont believe that biological life on Earth will be
threatened for economical reasons until the rest of our solar system
has been turned into computronium.

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