Risk averse imortalists? (was Re: [extropy-chat] re: embedded in open hearts (Meta/EP))

Keith Henson hkhenson at rogers.com
Fri Apr 15 01:59:09 UTC 2005

At 11:50 PM 12/04/05 -0700, you wrote:
>While the reply below is interesting my motivation for the question was a 
>bit different. To what extent does our rational self interest, especially 
>extended to the possibility of indefinitely long life. make us less 
>willing to stand up to variously sized evils that are not directly 
>threatening to our life?   I would expect a tendency to keep a bit lower 
>profile than the population at large and to take less risks.
>Yet I know from experience such conservatism is by no means universal 
>among us.


Case on point.


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