[extropy-chat] How to be copied into the future?
sjatkins at mac.com
Mon Apr 23 01:30:16 UTC 2007
Lee Corbin wrote:
> Jef writes
>> On 4/22/07, Lee Corbin <lcorbin at rawbw.com> wrote:
>>> ...stands to reason that future beings cannot possibly
>>> be so harsh as to keep Mother Teresa dead forever
>>> ---if they still have even a vestige of humanity left
>>> about them.
>> Lee, I completely agree that such a powerful being would do all these
>> nice things, to the precise extent that such actions were valuable on
>> its terms.
> That's a truism. But I take you to mean that you'd be willing to
> defer to its terms. No? As for me, if it is cheap in terms of time
> and resources, and the advanced entities could save us---but
> choose not to (for whatever reasons)---then I'd just as soon
> they not exist either. The bastards.
You would prefer no intelligence at all in the local universe if that
intelligence wasn't human or formerly human?
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