[ExI] Fermi Paradox and Volvo star systems
William Flynn Wallace
foozler83 at gmail.com
Sat Apr 4 01:46:46 UTC 2020
I think that most people’s ideal version of themselves is better than the
actual version, so the ability to attain it would result in a better
So we are going to have an Earth covered with movie stars - you realize
that, don't you? Women are going to design themselves anew every season,
just like they get new clothes designs every year. And women do it to
please other women - they are not doing it for males. Intragender
competition. Stay out of it. Stay out of women's hair in every sense you
can think of for it. Married four times - take my word for it.
On Fri, Apr 3, 2020 at 6:19 PM Stathis Papaioannou via extropy-chat <
extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
> On Tue, 31 Mar 2020 at 07:41, William Flynn Wallace via extropy-chat <
> extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
>> >> Why would they do that? The chief pleasure of many extroverts in
>>> talking with people and sharing ideas and so on.
>> But if somebody had total control of their emotional control panel then
>> they could change that so their chief pleasure would come from whatever
>> they wanted it to come from. John
>> From what I read, solitary confinement is truly a horrible form of
>> punishment. Some people go bats after just a few days. There is
>> something very basic about being around other people Way back in history
>> being kicked out of a tribe was the worst punishment possible. The victim
>> usually tried to get into another one rather than live alone, which would
>> have been a very spare life at that.
>> I don't know if the mind is totally changeable. I suspect it isn't. On
>> Quora I find a lot of questions about changing one's self, one's habits.
>> The reason is that they are difficult to very difficult to accomplish. In
>> uploads it might be easy, but if I liked sour cream blueberry pie, which is
>> in the oven as we speak, why would I want to change that? If I were an
>> introvert upload and wanted to change to extrovert, I could, but why would
>> I? I am comfortable with what I have.
> It is indeed difficult to literally change your mind. We have
> psychotherapy and drugs, which can help, but are quite crude. But imagine
> that everyone could change mental attributes such as personality,
> motivations, likes and dislikes as easily as we can change our clothes.
> What sort of people would we be? I think that most people’s ideal version
> of themselves is better than the actual version, so the ability to attain
> it would result in a better society.
> Stathis Papaioannou
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