[extropy-chat] Uses to which Space Could Be Put

Russell Wallace russell.wallace at gmail.com
Thu Jun 15 01:44:11 UTC 2006

On 6/15/06, Lee Corbin <lcorbin at tsoft.com> wrote:
> Eugen writes
> > Because of this it would be a good idea to initially put a
> > dampener on the kinetics,
> Just how the devil do you propose to do that?  Sorry if I've
> missed some of the discussion, but I've never heard of any
> reasonable idea for slowing it down.

*laughs* That, I'm afraid, falls into the category best described as
"wouldn't that be a nice problem to have".

Yes, but Russell, there's no reason not to leave a copy behind too.
> Would he just pine away in utter misery that he wasn't out there
> in the asteroids!?

Assuming we get the technology for that, I don't see it as necessary to
stick to just one copy. On the other hand, it seems reasonable to suppose
there will always be some limit on how many copies one can reasonably have
(unless we can turn hyperspace into computronium or somesuch, in which case
things look different, but I'm not aware of any evidence for the possibility
of that). Therefore the question you raise could be regarded as that of
where to place each of one's copies. "Put one of them in a nature reserve"
doesn't jump out at me as the best answer to that question. (If other people
disagree, by all means let them have fun with that option ^.^)
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