[extropy-chat] Draft Paper on Boredom and Superlongevity, just curious:)
femmechakra at yahoo.ca
Thu Jun 22 06:42:22 UTC 2006
John K Clark wrote:
>I don't believe boredom should be treated as the enemy, although rather
>unpleasant boredom is essential for any mind to retain its sanity, be it
>chimpanzee mind or a Jupiter Brain mind. Of course the boredom threshold
>must be carefully regulated, too much boredom and you can't concentrate, too
>little boredom and you get caught in a infinite loop. I don't see why an
>immortal Jupiter brain would be more likely to fall on the too much boredom
>side of the line rather than the too little.
I agree, I think peeking has a lot to do with boredom as well as lack of motivation, ignorance and laziness.
>A billion huge telescopes looking in a billion directions is not an inherently
I agree, but doesn't that mean that having a huge view is better than having a one
tract mind but too many views, is having too many distractions?
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