[ExI] Gustav Coming to Louisiana: wish me luck

B.K. DeLong bkdelong at pobox.com
Sat Aug 30 22:14:13 UTC 2008

I hear you there. How about THAT for Green Energy generation. Send in
a bunch of ocean and airbound probes for energy consumption,
transmission and storage.

BTW, I'm running a social communications effort for Gustav that could
use some volunteers or the word spread around:

On Sat, Aug 30, 2008 at 5:07 PM, giovanni santost
<santostasigio at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Hi Fellow Extropians,
> I live in Lake Charles, LA. The University where I teach (McNeese State) was
> damaged heavily by Rita few years ago. Hopefully we will make it safe this
> time. Wish me luck.
> What we could do if we had a more advanced technology to stop these storms
> or even better siphon their energy for useful purposes?
> --- On Sat, 8/30/08, Damien Broderick <thespike at satx.rr.com> wrote:
> From: Damien Broderick <thespike at satx.rr.com>
> Subject: Re: [ExI] People are Genuine Altruists, Sociopaths, or
> Confused/Moody
> To: "ExI chat list" <extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org>
> Date: Saturday, August 30, 2008, 3:50 PM
> At 01:26 PM 8/30/2008 -0700, Lee wrote:
>>(2) if it was revealed to you that you were living in a simulation
>>            wherein you were the only conscious person, and everyone
>>            else merely a puppet under the manipulation of a cold,
>>            distant, infinitely calculating entity who had no emotions
>>            whatsoever... would your behavior towards others change
>>            at all?
>>           If you can answer yes to either (1) or (2), you possess genuine
>>           altruism.
> This has got to be wrong, and suggests a flaw in your definition of
> altruism (which I think must embody a benefit to some other person
> with interests). If you treat your toaster well, are you more
> altruistic than someone who never cleans it or even smashes it on the
> bench when it burns the toast?
> Damien Broderick
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