[ExI] Isn't Bostrom seriously bordering on the reactionary?

Stefano Vaj stefano.vaj at gmail.com
Thu Jun 16 20:55:22 UTC 2011

On 16 June 2011 19:00, Keith Henson <hkeithhenson at gmail.com> wrote:

> That's no longer applicable.  I don't know exactly how far we could go
> back, but it would be possible to breed with people 40,000 years dead
> at least.  Long as there is DNA to clone.

This would not automatically qualify however as conspecificity, since we are
able to extract and mix DNA from individuals who certainly belong to
different species the members of which do not breed at all "naturally".

> At another level, I am of course deeply concerned that my own more
> immediate
> > matrioska communities (Milan, Padania, Italy, Europe) are being and may
> > increasingly be left behind and see a widening gap with China, India,
> etc..
> > Or with the US, for that matter.
> When the cost to the "do gooders" gets low enough, they will come
> knocking on everyone's door.  That was the thought behind "The Clinic
> Seed."

Not sure I understand that... :-/

Stefano Vaj
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://lists.extropy.org/pipermail/extropy-chat/attachments/20110616/c98c208d/attachment.html>

More information about the extropy-chat mailing list