[ExI] Atlantic article on human reengineering with very strong reactions

Kelly Anderson kellycoinguy at gmail.com
Wed Mar 14 13:53:16 UTC 2012

2012/3/13 spike <spike66 at att.net>:
>>… On Behalf Of Anders Sandberg
> Subject: Re: [ExI] Atlantic article on human reengineering with very strong
> reactions
>>…And of course, the only long-term sustainable approach is to become a
>> solid state civilization...
> http://www.aleph.se/andart/archives/2009/03/a_really_green_and_sustainable_humanity.html
> -- Anders Sandberg,
> The notion isn’t to modify our DNA directly, but rather modify our sexual
> desires, so that we are attracted to smaller people.  Then the DNA
> modification happens by mate selection.

I'm with the general plan of smaller people up to this point...
(didn't read the original article this time) first anything that is to
happen by natural selection is going to take too long to be useful to
the problems we may face (If we do really face resource problems, but
that's another thread that's been beat half to death), and second just
because everyone in the world is attracted to Angelina Jolie, that
doesn't mean we all only mate with her... even if we would like to.
Lots of people settle for the leftovers after all the pretty people
are taken. So being repulsed by tall women won't make us mate much
less with them. Overall, it's just too slow a solution. On a
geological scale global warming is a nearly instantaneous event. We
cannot fight it with evolutionary speed and hope to make any
measurable progress.


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