[ExI] A suicide note

Keith Henson hkeithhenson at gmail.com
Sun Sep 26 07:15:51 UTC 2010

On Sat, Sep 25, 2010 at 11:18 PM, spike <spike66 at att.net> wrote:
>> ...On Behalf Of Bryan Bishop
> ...
>> List; Bryan Bishop
>> Subject: Re: [ExI] A suicide note
>> On Sat, Sep 25, 2010 at 4:45 PM, John Grigg
>> ...
>> note on the Singularity, Judaeism, and Nihilisim, apparently carrying
>> out his act as the final test of his philosophy...
>> On pages 1688, 1690, 1693-1698 there's an interesting
>> critique of James Hughes' thesis. - Bryan
> Here's one Bryan might be able to answer.  This evening I was having a
> discussion with a 17 yr old girl I tutor in physics and calculus.  She made
> a comment about her sister's boyfriend, who is about 20, having the notion
> of technological immortality.  I asked about her awareness of the
> singularity.  She didn't in those terms, but I was surprised that both she
> and her sister had at least a vague notion of cryonics and future
> technological innovations which would lead to indefinite human lifespans.
> I was surprised that this had gone as mainstream as it appears.  So now the
> question for Bryan and the other younger set: is there in your opinion a
> general awareness of the singularity, uploading, technological lifespan
> extension etc in the current teenage and twenty something crowd?

My daughter and all of her friends are aware of all these.  They are
about 26, but this is probably a biased sample.


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