[ExI] The Transhumanist Edge

hkhenson hkhenson at rogers.com
Sat Jan 17 17:16:50 UTC 2009

At 02:07 AM 1/17/2009, you wrote:
>Frank J. Tipler: But we shall all be changed: "Humanity will see,
>before I die, the "Singularity," the day when we finally create a
>human level artificial intelligence.
>Keith Henson wrote:
>Silly Frank.  If we get to the singularity before he dies, there is 
>no reason he should die.
>Frank Tipler is 61 years old and turns 62 on Feb. 1st.  I really 
>don't see him living long enough to see the Singularity.  On the 
>other hand, I think my two year-old nephew has a very good chance of 
>making it.  Hopefully, Tipler's Omega Point theory will prove true 
>so that his passing in a few decades won't matter.

I am 66 and will be 67 in July.  My parents lived to about 90.  Life 
extension might kick in during the next few decades.  And there is 
always cryonics as a worst case backup.  Anyone know Frank well 
enough to talk to him about it?


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