[ExI] Is a copy of you really you?

Keith Henson hkeithhenson at gmail.com
Wed May 27 22:08:57 UTC 2020

<spike at rainier66.com> wrote:

> How I wish I could split myself into to identical copies.  Then I could play

Which one gets to sleep with the wife?  Both?  Are you willing to give
up half your net worth?  Or more depending on which copy gets to the
bank first.

> Regarding beating a subject to death, it has been such a pleasure to see
some favorite old topics get beaten back to life.

By comparison with the old days, poorly.

> With regard to subjects
we discussed at length in the 1990s, what is the really big difference
between then and now?  What makes it worthwhile to listen to how the younger
generation deals with the same questions we did a long time ago, with new
players, such as Regina and Bill and the other new kids on the block.  They
bring new perspective, even if they end up in the same channels we wore into
the path.

> So what is different now?

> My answer: the biggest difference is in how much online material is
available free for anyone to get up to speed quickly on anything.  There is
100 times more reference material and 100 times better online resources now
compared to the early 90s.

I post pointers to back up what I say sometimes, but I don't see other
posters doing that often.  Also, I see a lot of ignorance that
indicates the poster didn't look at the search engines.  Some I skip
because they are too painful to read.

I really need to do something with the early Extropian postings so I
can just point to them and not have to write about some well-worn


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