[extropy-chat] Identity and becoming a Great Old One

Russell Wallace russell.wallace at gmail.com
Thu Jan 26 18:22:01 UTC 2006

On 1/26/06, Rafal Smigrodzki <rafal.smigrodzki at gmail.com> wrote:
> ### I also see myself as a pattern, and I would prefer to grow up to
> exist indefinitely in a state recognizably similar to present,
> although much smarter and more powerful. And yes, I agree that
> evolving beyond recognizable similarity with my current pattern would
> be a form of death, even if at each step the transformation was
> ego-syntonic.
> Still, as forms of death go, this is a magnificent one: aside from
> happily staying alive forever, what could be better than going out in
> a blaze of supernatural, god-birthing glory?
> The only thing even better than that is indefinitely staying alive,
> happy and powerful *and* spawning off a copy that becomes an Old One.

Okay, these are good points!

- Russell
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