[ExI] Immortality via Begetting Offspring

John Grigg possiblepaths2050 at gmail.com
Sun May 18 14:28:02 UTC 2008

Bryan Bishop wrote:
> With enough little researchers running around, maybe you can have enough
> kids going around the place to assemble the necessary research and
> tools to get it all done. In a less literal manner, yes, I understand
> that you refer to the "living on through children" scenarios.

You, Ray Kurzweil, Eliezer Yudkowsky, Michael Annisimov, and others better
start cranking out the high IQ little kids to get the whole Singularity
thing kicked into high gear!  We could give the next Singularity Institute
Conference a speed dating event and/or a bachelor auction!  And a
Transhumanist sperm/egg donor clinic could be the next logical step.  Oh,
and an "E-Transhumanist" personals website might be great, except for
the ten guys for every one women.

I would think a person with indefinite lifespan would probably still very
much want to have children.  The richness of family life could be greatly
magnified for people who live many centuries (imagine Adam and Eve having a
family reunion!).  But dysfunctional social dynamics might also reach new
heights.  I still say it would be worth it.

And when you include animal uplifts, wet and dry bots, AI, splices, clones,
uploads, xox's, gene mods, etc., I could envision diversity that would make
future family trees and reunions something wonderous to behold!

John  : )
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