[extropy-chat] Probability of identity - solution?

Eugen Leitl eugen at leitl.org
Tue Oct 17 17:13:39 UTC 2006

On Tue, Oct 17, 2006 at 04:37:10PM +0100, Russell Wallace wrote:

>    *nods* I don't know what the world of 3000 AD will look like, but I
>    suspect our ideas will look as quaintly naive to our descendants then
>    as spacemen rescuing Martian princesses from bug-eyed monsters look to
>    us now.

Right. It's either that, or back to really basic silica technology (flint).
The way there leading through a truly narrow population bottleneck.

I came across http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/la-fg-empty8oct08,0,1515774,full.story
recently, which set me thinking about how a very similiar malady is developing around
the place where I sit. The U.S. star has been sinking for quite a few years already,
and I'm really anxious for someone to pick up the guttering torch. So far, there
are no conclusive candidates.

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