[ExI] Medical Costs

Bryan Bishop kanzure at gmail.com
Wed Feb 20 05:41:56 UTC 2008

On Tuesday 19 February 2008, Tom Tobin wrote:
> I *am* ambivalent about libertarianism vs. the liberal-welfare-state
> when it comes to transhumanism, I'll admit; the welfare state is
> better for *unaugmented* humans, but becomes stifling for
> transhumans/posthumans.  I don't know how to resolve this; I'd be
> better off here-and-now under a solid welfare state, but I'd curse
> myself the moment the serious cog upgrades came along ... but one
> might not *get there* without the welfare state.  ::sigh::

Seems welfare becomes obsolete when we have self-replicating drugs, This 
at least gets people back up to some sort of 'baseline standard' and 
they can work from there, if they want. Something like that.

- Bryan
Bryan Bishop

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