[extropy-chat] Wireheading

Eugen Leitl eugen at leitl.org
Mon Oct 2 10:11:11 UTC 2006

On Mon, Oct 02, 2006 at 11:02:20AM +0100, Alex Ramonsky wrote:
>    Yo Eugen  :  )

Allright, I take back that uninformed. You're definitely more
informed than I.

>    I did LSD for an average of four days per week from 1983-84. [Despite
>    heroic attempts, we couldn't get it to work more often than that]. I

It's amazing you could get it to work 4 days out of 7. It's
more 2 days out of 7 for most people. 

>    personally felt pretty blissed out in very much the same way I have on
>    heroin. Maybe other people don't.

I'm hazarding that most other people don't. How's for a poll, here?
Would you call it blissed out, or something else? (If yes, how would
you describe it?).

>    I've only ever done heroin a couple of times, and that orally; so that
>    may make a difference too.
>    Drugs have very different effects on different people. I can only say
>    what it was like for me. I do have colleagues who have done both and
>    claim a similar experience, but perhaps the real answer here lies in
>    one's personal semantics for the meaning of "blissed out". To me it
>    means "Totally anxiety-free". Or these days, perhaps I should say,

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