[extropy-chat] How to be copied into the future?

Samantha Atkins sjatkins at mac.com
Mon Apr 23 01:27:01 UTC 2007

Lee Corbin wrote:
> Damien writes
>>> But does this mean that Mother Teresa should stay
>>> dead for *all* time if the power existed to bring her
>>> back to life?
>> That's an old thread, but I believe the original context selected MT 
>> as someone posthumans might go to some trouble to retrieve *due to 
>> her especial humanitarian merit*... which was my objection.
> All right, thanks for the clarification.
> Since I can't complain about you, then, maybe I can go after Robert,
> who just wrote
>> Future "salvation vectors" are much more likely to be based upon
>> "wisdom vectors" rather than "mercy vectors".  Wise actions will
>> save many more people than merciful behaviors, particularly those
>> directed towards an improbable and unprovable direction.). 
> By "salvation vector" are you trying to describe a merit list of those
> who *deserve* to be saved?   If so, then this still smacks of a rather
> vengeful God who punishes people in the next life for what they've
> done in the first one.

I didn't get any such thing from Robert's comments.   I believe he is 
simply saying that we need wisdom and intelligence more direly than we 
need mercy and all-inclusive goodwill if are to maximize the actual good 
outcome quickly and for as many as possible.  I don't always agree with 
needing that "more" as I think we need a lot of both.  But without the 
"wisdom-vector" all the "mercy-vector" in the world will do no good.   
Your interpretation seem bizarre to me.

- samantha

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