[extropy-chat] (offlist) Re: How Dangerous Our Times? (was Rational force?)

Lee Corbin lcorbin at rawbw.com
Tue Dec 12 12:04:22 UTC 2006

No, your message on Thomas Donaldson, who I knew personally,
R.I.P. in a frozen dewar, hopefully, no, I haven't see it 
show up in the SL4 list that I subscribe to.  When was it


  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Russell Wallace 
  To: ExI chat list 
  Sent: Monday, December 11, 2006 10:17 PM
  Subject: Re: [extropy-chat] How Dangerous Our Times? (was Rational force?)

  On 12/12/06, Lee Corbin <lcorbin at rawbw.com> wrote:
    Already you're displaying unhealthy pessimism.  Are you *totally*
    sure that there is zero percent chance that cryonics will work?
    Whence such certainty?

  No certainty at all - have you read my post on SL4, "Donaldson, Tegmark and AGI"? 

    *Our* times are desperate?  I humbly suggest you read more
    history, and put yourselves in the invariably precarious position 
    of our ancestors.  Now *those* times were desperate, at least
    for each individual.

  And, fair point; I have done just as you suggest and I try to keep this in mind. I'm a pragmatic pessimist, but hey, the bright side of being a pessimist is your surprises are more likely to be good ones. 

    That's the spirit!

  Good, we're on the same page!


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