[extropy-chat] MSNBC Special Report on the future of humanity

Rik van Riel riel at surriel.com
Sun Mar 19 17:45:09 UTC 2006

On Thu, 16 Mar 2006 starman2100 at cableone.net wrote:

> http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/7348103/

> I look forward to what list members have to say.

I suspect the first large modifications will come from
culture and/or fashion, not practicalities.  When the
technology is still experimental, people will apply it
just because they can.

Once it starts becoming practical for everybody, most
people will probably stick to invisible enhancements
at first, say immunity to certain diseases and better

"Debugging is twice as hard as writing the code in the first place.
Therefore, if you write the code as cleverly as possible, you are,
by definition, not smart enough to debug it." - Brian W. Kernighan

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