From: Matt Mahoney (email@example.com)
Date: Wed Sep 30 2009 - 17:35:03 MDT
Most questions have an objective answer. This one does not. Do you "become" the program that simulates you? The answer you believe affects whether you will decide to upload. The true answer has no effect on anything.
-- Matt Mahoney, firstname.lastname@example.org
From: Frank Adamek <email@example.com>
Sent: Wednesday, September 30, 2009 6:52:42 PM
Subject: Re: [sl4] I am a Singularitian who does not believe in the Singularity
It is only your evolved fear/love of _______ that attaches importance to any question.
--- On Wed, 9/30/09, Matt Mahoney <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>From: Matt Mahoney <email@example.com>
>Subject: Re: [sl4] I am a Singularitian who does not believe in the Singularity
>Date: Wednesday, September 30, 2009, 3:20 PM
>From: Giulio Prisco (2nd email) <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>> I am a Singularitian who does not believe in the Singularity
>I assume you mean that the singularity is a bad idea, rather than that the singularity is not going to happen.
>Such arguments seem to hinge on whether we *become* the gray goo that replaces humans, or whether we simply become extinct. The point is irrelevant. It is only your evolved fear of death and belief in consciousness that attaches importance to the question.
>-- Matt Mahoney, email@example.com
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